Russia's biggest losses in 2017

was a Russian diplomat and former child actor.[1] Churkin served as Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2006 until his death in 2017

Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko (25 May 1931 – 8 April 2017) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on several space flights including Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, and Soyuz T-14

Mikhail Nikolayevich Zadornov (July 21, 1948 in Jūrmala, Latvian SSR, USSR – November 10, 2017 in Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet and Russian stand-up comedian and writer

Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky (16 October 1962 – 22 November 2017) was a Russian operatic baritone. In June 2015 Hvorostovsky announced that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor and cancelled all his performances through August. Family representatives said that he would be treated at London's cancer hospital Royal Marsden. In spite of his illness, Hvorostovky returned to the stage at the Metropolitan Opera in September as Count di Luna in Il trovatore for a run of three performances opposite Anna Netrebko

Vera Vitalievna Glagoleva (31 January 1956 – 16 August 2017) was a Russian actress and film director. She starred in her first film in 1975 after graduating high school. She was known for her roles in melodramas and romantic comedies, and her most known roles were particularly in At the end of the world, Do Not Shoot at White Swans, Vyyti zamuzh za kapitana, Bednaya Sasha, and in Zhenshchin obizhat ne rekomenduyetsya

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (18 July 1933 – 1 April 2017) was a Soviet and Russian poet. He was also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor, editor and director of several films

Ilya Glazunov (10 June 1930 – 9 July 2017) was a Russian artist from Saint Petersburg. He was the founder of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in Moscow

Leonid Sergeyevich Bronevoy (December 17, 1928 – December 9, 2017) was a Russian actor. Though primarily a stage actor in the Lenkom Theatre, Bronevoy also made occasional appearances in films. He was awarded a People's Artist of the USSR in 1987 and won the Nika Award in March 2008.

Aleksey Vladimirovich Batalov (20 November 1928 – 15 June 2017) was a Soviet and Russian actor acclaimed for his portrayal of noble and positive characters. He was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1976 and a Hero of Socialist Labour in 1989

Dmitry Maryanov died on October 15, 2017 at age 48. He was a Soviet and Russian actor

Boris Notkin - Soviet and Russian journalist and TV presenter. He killed himself in November 2017. Notkin died at age 75 over his fears in connection with 4th degree cancer that he was suffering from

Marina Lavrentievna Popovich (July 20, 1931 – Krasnodar, November 30, 2017) was a Soviet Air Force colonel, engineer, and decorated Soviet test pilot. In 1964, she became the third woman and the first Soviet woman to break the sound barrier. Known as “Madame MiG”, for her work in the Soviet fighter, she set more than aviation world records on over 40 types of aircraft over her career