Valery Garkalin

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Valery Borisovich Garkalin (Russian: Вале́рий Бори́сович Гарка́лин; 11 April 1954 – 20 November 2021) was a Soviet-born Russian actor and academic. He was known for his roles in Katala, Tsar Ivan the Terrible and Shirli-myrli. He was born in Moscow. His career began in 1978. Garkalin was honored with the People's Artist of the Russian Federation in 2008.[1] He was a professor at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts.

Garkalin died on 20 November 2021 at a hospital in Moscow from respiratory failure caused by COVID-19, aged 67.[2]

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