Iosif Kobzon, dubbed the ‘Soviet Sinatra,’ dies at 80

Iosif Kobzon, an iconic Russian crooner and political figure dubbed “the Soviet Sinatra” for his decades-long career, has died. He was 80 years old.

One of the most revered Russian singers of the 20th century, Kobzon is remembered not only for his concerts but also for efforts to negotiate the…

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