Larisa Alekseevna Pashkov (1921-1987) - Soviet actress. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1963). Winner of the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1952). Larisa Pashkova was born on October 12, 1921 in the town of Balakhna, Nizhny Novgorod province. The younger sister of the actress of the theater of Vakhtangov Theater, A. A. Pashkova. Following her older sister, she entered the drama school at the Vakhtangov Theater, graduating in 1942, just like her sister, was accepted into the Vakhtangov Theater. She taught at the Theater School named after BV Shchukin, and in addition she taught at other theater studios, in particular, at the Ossetian and Tuvinian national studios. The life of the actress, having begun so rosy, developed tragically. She got into a car accident, she was operated on, but her injury was left: one leg became shorter than the other. After several years of inactivity, Pashkov offered the theater to stage the play “The Trap” of Zola, where she played the lame Gervaise. But then it was not easy to hide her physical imperfection, the lameness carried with her professional tragedy, nevertheless the actress bravely went on the scene. And soon a new misfortune broke out in her life. Yu. V. Andropov, who had come to power, began loud demonstrative processes of bribery and embezzlement in which the Soviet reality was bogged down. The result of this was the arrest in 1982 for the bribery of Larisa Pashkova’s husband, A. Soyu Kolevatov, Director General of Soyuzgostsirk, and his sentence: 13 years (according to other sources - 15). The time has long passed when the workers of the Vakhtangov Theater were a single cohesive team that did not betray each other, stood shoulder to shoulder and rescued fellow colleagues. Yes, and the very basis of the case did not contribute much sympathy and understanding. Larisa Pashkova immediately became a “stranger”, although outwardly in the theater nobody was deprived of her work. But the stresses, depressions, night calls of “well-wishers”, turned away immediately pseudo-friends, who no longer needed a disgraced girlfriend, all this affected the morale of the actress. Kolevatov was released early, but he never saw his wife - she committed suicide in Moscow on February 14, 1987. Buried at the Kuntsevo Cemetery in Moscow.