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Galina Vishnevskaya (Galina Pavlovna Ivanova) was born on 25 October, 1926 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia], is an actress,soundtrack. At 86 years old, Galina Vishnevskaya height is 5 ft 3 in (161.0 cm).

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Popular As Galina Pavlovna Ivanova
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Born 25 October 1926
Birthday 25 October
Birthplace Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, Russia]
Date of death 11 December, 2012
Died Place Moscow, Russia
Nationality Russia]

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Who Is Galina Vishnevskaya's Husband?

Her husband is Mstislav Rostropovich (1955 - 27 April 2007) ( his death) ( 2 children), Georgi Vishnevsky (? - ?) ( divorced), Mark Rubin (? - ?) ( 1 child)

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Husband Mstislav Rostropovich (1955 - 27 April 2007) ( his death) ( 2 children), Georgi Vishnevsky (? - ?) ( divorced), Mark Rubin (? - ?) ( 1 child)
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Galina Vishnevskaya Net Worth

She net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is Galina Vishnevskaya worth at the age of 86 years old? Galina Vishnevskaya’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from Russia]. We have estimated Galina Vishnevskaya's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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Pictured on a 15r Russian commemorative postage stamp, issued 24 October 2014.


In 2007, in another Sokurov's film, Aleksandra (2007), Vishnevskaya starred as a grandmother coming to see her grandson in the Chechen War.


In 2006, she was featured in Aleksandr Sokurov's documentary Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya.



In 2002, Vishnevskaya opened her own opera theatre in Moscow, the "Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre".


Their return happened during the most dramatic events of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. At that time Rostropovich joined the Russian President Yeltsin during the August coup of the hard-line communists against Mikhail Gorbachev. Vishnevskaya and Rostropovich established themselves as internationally recognized cultural, political and intellectual figures of the new Russia. Their film and music performances as well as their public statements were equally acclaimed and respected by all freedom-loving people. Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya divided their time between Moscow and St. Petersburg and remained active in the country's cultural and political life.


In 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev restored their citizenship of Russia (then still part of the Soviet Union), allowing Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya to return back home.


In 1984, she published a memoir titled "Galina: A Russian Story", which became an international bestseller.


Galina Vishnevskaya was made Grand-Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1982), Commander of the Legion of Honor of France (1983).


Leonid Brezhnev retaliated by revoking their Soviet citizenship in 1978.


In 1977, Rostropovich was appointed Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in Washington, DC, the post he kept for the next seventeen years. Soon after Rostropovich became employed in the USA, he and Vishnevskaya moved from Paris to Washington and made their home there for the next eighteen years.


In 1974, after years of struggle with the Soviet dictatorship, Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya fled the Soviet Union with their two daughters. In exile, they were living the artistic freedom they had so longed for, and did not want to go back until the fall of the oppressive Soviet regime.


Her numerous awards and decorations include the Order of Lenin (1973), the Diamond Medal of the city of Paris (1977), the Order of the Fatherland of III and II degrees (1996, 2006) and the Order of Princess Olga of the Russian Orthodox Church.


During the 1970s and 1980s Rostropovich enjoyed a very active concert career; he toured extensively as a cellist as well as an internationally acclaimed orchestra conductor and pedagogue. He also made numerous recordings of cello music and became recognized as arguably the world's best cellist of his time. Being also a good pianist, Rostropovich accompanied Vishnevskaya on her numerous international concert tours. Besides her singing recitals, she directed a successful production of the Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "The Tzar's Bride" in Washington D. C.


In 1969, Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya saved their friend, dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn from prosecution. At that time Solzhenitsyn needed a place to hide from the Soviet authorities. An arrangement was made for Solzhenitsyn to live secretly at Rostropovich's dacha, a summer cabin outside of Moscow. This angered the Soviet Communists, so Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya were banned from international tours and royalties. Their performances in the Soviet Union were also banned, their income was drastically reduced, and their musical activity was limited to teaching. The Soviet authorities put severe pressure on Rostropovich by restricting his communication with the world and by ignoring his numerous invitations to perform at international festivals and competitions.


Made her La Scala debut in 1964, singing the role of Liù in Turandot, opposite Birgit Nilsson and Franco Corelli.


She was designated People's artist of the USSR (1963).


Made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1961 as Aïda.


Made her international debut in 1960 in Sarajevo at National Theatre as Aïda.




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There, in 1955, she married the talented Mstislav Rostropovich and the couple had two daughters, Olga (b.


During the 1950s/60s, Russia was undergoing cultural changes and liberalization known as "The Thaw" initiated by Nikita Khrushchev. At that time, Vishnevskaya and Rostropovich made a significant input in the performing arts of the USSR. But the Thaw ended with the arrest of Khrushchev.


The couple had one son who died in 1945. Vishnevskaya and Rubin toured together for several years until she got the job at the Bolshoi Theatre Opera in Moscow.


In 1944, after the liberation of Leningrad, she joined a small operetta company led by Mark Rubin, who became her second husband.


On numerous public occasions Vishnevskaya stated that the most valuable recognition in her life is the medal for Defense of Leningrad, which she earned when she was a teenager, in 1943, during the Siege of Leningrad in WWII. She lived and worked in Russia, sharing her time between her two homes, one in Moscow, and one in St. Petersburg.


(Some one million people died, mostly of starvation and disease, between 1941 and 1944. ) She joined the resistance and, after two years of fighting, she was decorated for her courage defending her city from the Nazis. At age 18, she married naval officer Georgi Vishnevsky, but the marriage did not work, because he objected her opera career. After divorce, she kept the surname Vishnevskaya.


Galina Vishnevskaya was a famous Russian opera singer and public figure. She was born Galina Pavlovna Ivanova on October 25, 1926, in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia. Abandoned by her parents during Stalin's dictatorship, young Galina was raised by her grandmother, only later to learn her father had been imprisoned. During WWII, she refused to evacuate from Leningrad which was besieged by the Nazis, who intended to starve the population and raze the city.