"In recent years, Victor F. was struggling with a serious illness, but his creative life until the last day was a full-blooded. The artist remained faithful to the service of the Alexandrinsky theatre and was indispensable in many leading plays, his new role was the events of the theatrical life of the whole Russian scene. Alexandrina mourn the demise and offer my condolences to the family and friends of Viktor Yanukovych", - is spoken in the message.

Victor Smirnov – theater and film actor, screenwriter, his work "Master and Margarita", "street of the broken lanterns", "Liquidation" and others. He graduated from the Gorky school in 1972, was adopted by the Penza regional drama theatre. A. V. Lunacharskogo, where for 10 years he played more than 40 roles. In 1983 was accepted into the troupe of the Leningrad academic drama theater. Pushkin (Alexandrinsky Theater). The first work is the role of Pugachev in the famous play by Rostislav Goryayev "captain's daughter" (1984). In 1980-1990-s the actor was engaged in virtually every major theater productions.