Alexander Belinsky

Meritorious Artist of the RF, the State Prize LaureateA director, actor and scriptwriter Alexander Arkadyevich Belinsky was born on 5 April 1928 in Leningrad.In 1944 he entered Department of  Theatre History of  GITIS.  Later went to Leningrad and entered Directing Department of  the Leningrad Theatre Institute, which he finished in 1950, making his debut with the performance of  “The Third Year Student”  by A. Borozina on the stage of  the  V. F . Komissarzhevskaya Drama Theatre.He staged 193 performances on TV and at Moscow and Leningrad – Saint-Petersburg theatres.In 1988 Alexander Belinsky staged at the Vakhtangov Theatre the play “Glass of Water” by E. Skrib – it was a benefit performance of Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev, marking his 60th birthday. In the performance took part Yuliya Borisova, Lyudmila Maksakova, Olga Chipovskaya, Maksim Sukhanov, etc.Belinsky also prepared a celebration evening for the anniversary of the Vakhtangov Theatre.In 1961-1985 Alexander Belinsky worked as a production director at the Leningrad Television; he staged 112 performances and telefilms, regardless of “Goluboy ogonyok” and “Kabachok 13 stulyev” editions.During his work at the Cherkasov Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography, the associate professor of  the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after  N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Alexander Belinsky trained such students as E. Safonova, T. Kuznetsova, K. Vorobyev, etc.He headed the Saint Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy from 1995 till 2002.

“Glass of Water” E. Skrib, 1988

Alexander Belinsky is the author of such popular books as “Notes of an old gossip”, “Theatrical legend”, “Old Tango”, “Sharik, zdravsvuy!”

Alexander Belinsky has dozens of international prizes for telefilms, including golden “Nika” for the film “Diary of a Madman” and the Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival for the retrospective show of musical films.
Film”Anyuta” was granted the State Prize of the RF in 1987.
Tsarskoye Selo Prize Winner – “For the unique career in theatre, cinema and literature”, 2005.
Laureate of the Saint-Petersburg Government Price “Our legend and coryphaeus”, for the 80th birthday, 2008.
“Gold soffit” – for creative longevity, 2008.