'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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For a time in Cold War America, Van Cliburn had all the trappings of a rock star: sold-out concerts, adoring, out-of-control fans and a name recognized worldwide. He even got a ticker-tape parade in New York City.
Renowned Russian pianist Nikolai Petrov died in a Moscow hospital on Wednesday after suffering a stroke a few months before. He was 68.
"Everyone was in love with him," Matsuev said. "And he loved the Soviet Union, Russia and the Russian public."
"He had lots of opportunities to emigrate," Matsuev told the ITAR-Tass news agency.