From performing under Stalin to gracing the stage for Putin: Legendary Russian actor dies aged 101

People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Zeldin in the play "Man From La Mancha" staged by Yuli Gusman. The Central Russian Army Theater. © Mikhail Fomichev
Russian actor Vladimir Zeldin made it into the Guinness World Records as the oldest active actor performing on stage. Last night he passed away at the age of 101. RT pays tribute to the great man.