Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army

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Red Army Theatre in moscow

Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army (Russian: Центральный академический театр Российской армии) formerly called "Red Army Theatre" (1940 to 1951) and then "The Central House of the Red Army" (1951 to 1993) - Central House of the Soviet Army) is a building in Moscow located at Suvorov Square 2. The nearest metro station is "Dostoevsky".

The building was constructed in 1940 using the Stalinist architecture style and designed by architects K. Alabyan and V. Simbirtsev. The Red Army Theater is notable architecturally for its "Red Soviet Star" shape and having the largest stage in all of Europe.

The chief director of the theater is currently Boris Afanasievich. From 1963 to 1974, the chief director of the theater was a popular Soviet artist, Andrei Popov.

The large hall has 1,900 seats. Throughout the Russian Army Theatre company's seventy year history it has been considered one of the best in Moscow.

Today, the Russian Army Theatre work with Lyudmila Kasatkina, Larisa Golubkina, Lyudmila Chursina, Vladimir Zeldin, Fyodor Chekhankov. Quite naturally, the actor's potential in some way affects the repertoire theater army.

In recent years, the chief director Boris Morozov, directors, Alexander and Andrew Burdonsky Badulin focused on the classics of world drama.

From the rich track record of the Russian Army Theatre there are many distinguished moments such as: receiving the "Crystal Turandot" award for the play "The Lower Depths", participation in the Chekhov Theatre Festival and the World Theatre Olympics, as well as numerous trips to the creative teams on army units and garrisons.

Since 1938, Yakov Abramovich Haletsky has worked in the theater.

Major League KVN also play in the Red Army Theater.

Coordinates: 55°46′58.05″N 37°36′49.58″E / 55.7827917°N 37.6137722°E / 55.7827917; 37.6137722

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