Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Actress Svetlana Zamaraeva named People's Artist of Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Monday naming actress Svetlana Zamaraeva as the People's Artist of the Russian Federation.

Zamaraeva is a resident ensemble member at the Yekaterinburg Theater for Young Spectators, which she joined after a long engagement with the Sverdlovsk Theatre Institute. Most recently, Zamaraeva appeared as Alice in the youth theatre's production of "Alice in Wonderland". She is also known for her performance as the titular character in a theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina", Oblgazeta reports.

"I start to understand this responsibility," Zamaraeva said shortly after being notified of her honorary title, according to Oblgazeta. "Of course, I immediately called my mother. The whole family [was] happy. Especially in Crimea [my] grandmother!"