Ruben Simonov

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Simonov on a 1971 Soviet stamp

Ruben Simonov (Russian: Рубен Николаевич Симонов (1 April 1899 in Moscow – 5 December 1968 in Moscow) was a Soviet actor and director, People's Artist of the USSR, Professor. Awarded by the State Prize of the USSR title (1943, 1947, 1950).

Simonov was born in a family of Russian Armenians. Graduating from the Moscow State University, he then became an actor, starting his career at the Armenian drama studio in the Armenian House of Culture.[1] In 1939 he became director of the Vakhtangov Theatre. He also led the Armenian and Uzbek theatres of Moscow.

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  1. ^ Yuzefovich, Victor (1985). Aram Khachaturyan, trans. Nicholas Kournokoff and Vladimir Bobrov. New York, Sphinx Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-943071-00-3.

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