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A monument has been placed on Ruslana Pysanka's grave: the actress would have turned 58. Exclusive photos

A memorial liturgy at the burial site and the consecration of the monument were performed by Metropolitan Oleksandr Drabynko of Pereyaslav and Vyshneve

A monument to actress Ruslana Pysanka was consecrated at Berkovetsky Cemetery in Kyiv. Today, on November 17, Ruslana would have celebrated her next birthday - the actress would have turned 58.

Pysanka passed away in July of last year - she died prematurely due to cancer. On her birthday, friends and family gathered at her burial site.

Metropolitan Oleksandr Drabynko of Pereyaslav and Vyshneve performed the funeral liturgy and consecrated the monument. Relatives, friends, and colleagues came to the cemetery, including filmmaker Natalka Vorozhbyt, TV hosts Yehor Hordeiev and Ruslan Senichkin, and Yuliia Zhmakina, director of the morning broadcasting department at 1+1 TV channel.

A monument has been placed on Ruslana Pysanka's grave: the actress would have turned 58. Exclusive photos

In a conversation with OBOZ.UA, Ruslana Pysanka's husband, Ihor Isakov, admitted that he was very worried that the craftsmen would not be able to complete the monument in time for Ruslana's birthday, but everything worked out - the plaques for Ruslana and her mother were installed.

A monument has been placed on Ruslana Pysanka's grave: the actress would have turned 58. Exclusive photos

Ihor Isakov recalled how Ruslana's birthdays were celebrated during her lifetime: "We usually never celebrated at home. For some reason, it happened that Ruslana was on tour or filming that day. When she wasn't working in Kyiv, I would go to her. But I have to admit that in recent years Ruslana's birthdays were not as fun as I would have liked because she was born on November 17, and her brother died on November 18. You understand."

"I don't know how I'm going to spend today yet," adds Ihor Isakov, "Most likely, I'll go with my friends who came to Ruslana's today to our house, if they have time. We will sit and reminisce for a while."

When the full-scale war began, Ruslana Pysanka went to Germany to treat an injury she received during a performance, and in a foreign hospital, she learned that she had a serious cancer diagnosis that was progressing very quickly. When Ruslana passed away, her husband brought her ashes back to Ukraine.

A monument has been placed on Ruslana Pysanka's grave: the actress would have turned 58. Exclusive photos

The Transfiguration Cathedral in Kyiv was Ruslana's favorite church, so she and her mother, who had died of cancer a few months earlier, were buried there. The funeral service was performed by Metropolitan Oleksandr of Pereyaslav and Vyshneve. The ashes of both women, Ruslana and Dina Vasylivna, have since been kept in the crypt of the Transfiguration Cathedral, where there is a small columbarium. Recently, however, it became known that Ihor Isakov decided to rebury Ruslana and her mother at Berkovets Cemetery, where the actress's father, brother, and grandparents are buried.

Ihor Isakov speaks of Metropolitan Oleksandr with gratitude: "We baptized our goddaughter Alisa in his church, and that's how we met. When he invited us to his place for tea, she and Ruslana could not stop talking, as if they had not only met but had known each other for many years. Vladyka became our great friend. I can't say that we see each other often, but when we meet, we always feel warmth."

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that Ruslana Pysanka's husband explained why he decided to rebury her and what kind of monument would stand on her grave.

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