National Artist of the USSR, Laureate of the Lenin Prize
National Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania
Was born on January 16, 1934 in Moscow.
Graduated from B.V. Schukin Theater School in 1957, course of Ts.L. Mansurova.
In the same year was admitted to the company of Evg. Vakhtangov Theater.
Professor, head of Department of Art of Declamation of B.V. Schukin Theater School.
Since 2004 V.S. Lanovoy has been a member of Russian Organization Committee “Victory”.
Since 2006 V.S. Lanovoy has been a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.
For more than 10 years Vasily Semenovich Lanovoy has been in charge of International Children’s Film Festival “Artek”.
In 1995 Vasily Lanovoy took charge of public fund “Army and Culture” which had been founded as a voluntary union of creative community for patriotic education of youth and support of soldiers of Russian Army. The collective directed by the most popular “officer” of Russia has conducted more than 800 charity concerts and meetings in military units, including in “hot spots” – in Chechnya, Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and Tajikistan. The fund has participated in cultural-charity actions “Saving Russia”, “Winged Guard – Pride of Russia” (in honor of the 70-th anniversary of airborne troops). One of the main lines of activity of the organization is “Hospital Program”. Fund “Army and Culture” renders corporate assistance to soldiers treated in military hospitals of Moscow, Tula, Ryazan, Main Hospital of Internal Troops of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Unofficial site of Vasily Lanovoy:http://vasillanovoy.narod.ru/index.html