Legendary stuntman and actor Alexander Massarsky died in St. Petersburg on December 18.
The founder of the national school of stuntmen was 93, a spokesperson for the RF Filmmakers’ Union told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel.
Massarsky organized the first group of stuntmen at the Lenfilm studio in St. Petersburg in the 1950s. He staged stunts for such classic films as White Sum of the Desert, Off-Season, King Lear, Transsiberian Express, The Siege, Amphibian Man, and many others.
Makarsky was the first to use the word stuntman in the Soviet Union instead of substitute.
Photo: St. Petersburg TV channel