Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

Girlfriend of the KGB’s General Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies), portrayed by Virginia Hey in The Living Daylights. Accompanying him to Tangier, Rubavitch is in the hotel room when Pushkin discovers that he’s about to be killed by James Bond (Timothy Dalton). Pushkin eventually convinces 007 not to kill him, and they join forces to expose the plot of renegade Russian General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé). As their first act, Pushkin is “assassinated” by Bond, a scam that stuns an already shaken Rubavitch. She is further stunned when Pushkin rises from his gurney and removes the fake-blood packs from under his uniform.

Note: Rubavitch is not to be confused with General Alexis Gogol’s lady friend, Rublevitch.


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