Galina Volchek

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Galina Volchek
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Volchek in 2013
Galina Borisovna Volchek

(1933-12-19)19 December 1933
Died26 December 2019(2019-12-26) (aged 86)
Moscow, Russia
OccupationActress, theater director
Years active1956–2019
AwardsUSSR State Prize
People's Artist of the USSR
Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" (full cavalier)

Galina Borisovna Volchek (Russian: Гали́на Бори́совна Во́лчек; December 19, 1933 – December 26, 2019) was a Soviet and Russian theater and film director, actress and teacher.[1][2]


Galina Volchek was a daughter of the cameraman and director Boris Volchek. After finishing the Moscow Art Theatre School (1955, Karev course) she co-founded the Sovremennik Theatre, together with Igor Kvasha, Oleg Tabakov, Oleg Yefremov and Yevgeny Yevstigneyev. Since 1972 she was the chief director of the theater, and since 1989 its artistic director. Volchek directed over thirty productions. Among them were Russian and world classics, works of contemporary domestic and foreign authors.[1][2]

She was repeatedly invited to productions in theaters in Germany, Finland, Ireland, the US, Hungary, Poland and other countries. She was engaged many times in theater pedagogy activities abroad.[2]

Volchek was elected a deputy into the State Duma in 1995, where she became a member of the Committee on Culture. In 1999, Volchek left the parliament.[1][2]

On December 26, 2019, Volchek died in Moscow from pneumonia, one week after her 86th birthday.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Galina Volchek said: I had two husbands, several romances and one fallacy.[4] She was married twice:

Selected filmography[edit]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Волчек Галина Борисовна". Кто есть кто в культуре [Who is who in culture] (in Russian). Яндекс.Словари []. Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Биография. Волчек Галина Борисовна [Biography]" (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  3. ^ "Галина Волчек скончалась на 87-м году жизни". IZ. 26 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Бабье лето | Женские истории". Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  5. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 15 апреля 1996 г. № 556 «О награждении орденом «За заслуги перед Отечеством» III степени Волчек Г. Б.»
  6. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 19 декабря 2003 г. № 1494 «О награждении орденом „За заслуги перед Отечеством“ II степени Волчек Г. Б.»
  7. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 17 декабря 2008 г. № 1789 «О награждении орденом «За заслуги перед Отечеством» I степени Волчек Г. Б.»
  8. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 21 декабря 2013 г. № 929 «О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации»
  9. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25 апреля 2017 года № 182 «О присвоении звания Героя Труда Российской Федерации

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