“Figaro” was founded in 2010 by Rudolf Furmanov in order to commemorate Andrey Mironov, an outstanding Russian actor. Rudolf Furmanov is the founder and director of the theatre “Russkaya Antrepriza” which was the first Russian private repertory theatre. In 1988 the theatre was named after Andrey Mironov.
The artistic director of the Vakhtangov Theatre Rimas Tuminas and the People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Andreev were awarded in the nomination “For the Devotion to Russian Repertory Theatre”.
The People’s Artist of Russia Lyudmila Maksakova, the People’s Artist of Russia Irina Kupchenko and the People’s Artist of the USSR Vladimir Vasiliev were awarded in the nomination “For the Service to Theatre Fartherland”.