81-year-old Soviet film star Svetlana Svetlichnaya has disappeared in Moscow: she has not been in touch since October 21. The TASS publication, with reference to the press service of the Moscow Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, reported that a man turned to the police yesterday, who said that his mother Svetlana Svetlichnaya was missing, and he did not know anything about her current whereabouts. The head office clarified that police officers are already looking for a woman, and a check is being carried out on the fact of the appeal.
Actress Svetlana Svetlichnaya, born in 1940, has not been in touch since October 21. Measures are currently being taken to establish her whereabouts,
– reported the publication citing a source.
The Baza Telegram channel clarifies that the situation is complicated by the fact that the Diamond Hand star suffers from dementia and may forget the address of his home. Svetlana's relatives gave the police special signs that should help in their search: according to them, Svetlichnaya can be dressed in a mink coat, black hat, shoes, tights and gloves.
However, a friend of the actress Ivan Nikolaev claims that there is nothing to worry about. According to him, Svetlana simply moved closer to her relatives and is completely safe. Nikolaev clarified that Svetlichnaya does not want to communicate with the press.
Svetlana did not disappear anywhere, she moved close to her relatives, having made peace with them, now she lives five minutes away from them. She does not want to talk about this with the press, since she is already quite many years old,
– Nikolaev shared his version with RIA Novosti.
Commented on the sudden disappearance of the actress and her manager Sergei Rublev. He also assured that the actress did not disappear and spoke about her health problems.
She is not missing. An elderly person can get sick, anything else. If she does not appear in the programs, this does not mean that she is missing. She does not get in touch because she is old. I wouldn't worry now. She lives “in her attitude”, as is the case with the elderly. I have no confirmation that she has moved somewhere recently, she lives in her apartment,
– said Rublev in an interview with RBC.
Later, the newspaper Gazeta.ru contacted Alexei Ivashov, the 60-year-old son of Svetlana Svetlichnaya, and he said that he had not filed a report with the police. He also clarified that he does not know anything about the whereabouts of his mother, because he does not keep in touch with her:
I know nothing. I didn’t serve anything. I don’t know where my mom is, because I don’t communicate with her.
Earlier it was reported that Svetlana Svetlichnaya was injured during the filming of the next picture: a soffit fell on her. According to rumors, after that the actress began to have serious health problems and the first signs of dementia appeared.
Svetlichnaya gained fame thanks to her roles in the films “A Hero of Our Time”, “Not the Most Successful Day” and others, but her role in the film “The Diamond Arm” brought the actress nationwide popularity.
Svetlana Svetlichnaya in the movie “The Diamond Arm”