Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov
1 December 1945
|Occupation||Actor, Humorist, Parodist|
|Title||People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1991)|
Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov (Russian: Генна́дий Ви́кторович Хаза́нов; born 1 December 1945) is a Russian stand-up comedian and part-time actor. His work includes parodies of Russian and Soviet politicians, and mockery of various sub-cultural groups in modern Russia. After graduating from the Moscow Circus School in 1969 Khazanov worked as a master of ceremonies in Leonid Utyosov Orchestra. He began his solo career in 1973 at Moscontsert, a Moscow state concert organization. He gained early success with monologues of a culinary school student written by Lion Izmailov and Iurii Volovich, and of a brave parrot who cannot stop telling the truth written by Arkady Khait. In 1997 he became artistic director of the Moscow Variety Theatre. In 1999, he was president of the Security Foundation of the Russian Jewish Community, which was set up to coordinate action against antisemitism in Moscow.
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- Laurence Senelick (2015). Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 216. ISBN 978-1-442-24927-1.
- "Gennady Khazanov Talks Too Much with Old Acquaintance". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Деятели культуры России — в поддержку позиции Президента по Украине и Крыму". Ministry for Culture of Russian Federation. Archived from the original on 2014-03-11.
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