Anatoly Iksanov

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Anatoly Iksanov
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Anatoly Iksanov and President Putin addressing an official function to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre.
Born Tahir Iksanov
(1952-02-18) 18 February 1952 (age 66)
Occupation manager
Years active Since 1977

Anatoly Gennadyevich Iksanov (Russian: Анатолий Геннадьевич Иксанов; February 18, 1952 in Leningrad, Russia) was the General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia between 2000[1] and July 2013. His successor was Vladimir Urin.[2]

In 1977, he graduated with a degree in theatre from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. A year after graduating from the Institute he worked as the chief administrator of the Maly Theatre in Moscow.[3] From 1996 to 1998, he was Director of the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater.

Ten years after becoming General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre, he participated in the Theatre's official presentation after its reconstruction.[4] In 2012 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and the Legion of Honour.[5]


  1. ^ Heidi, Mitchell (October 1, 2012). "One Year After Its Historic Re-Opening, Moscow's Bolshoi Ushers in a New Gilded Era". Forbes. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Анатолий Иксанов уволен с должности гендиректора Большого театра" (in Russian). Izvestiya. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  3. ^ Министр объявил о новом назначении на брифинге в ГАБТе
  4. ^ Krylov, Maya. "Enough of gilding". mallex. Retrieved 25 April 2013.
  5. ^ Михаил Швыдкой и Анатолий Иксанов удостоен высшей награды в Италии