Yevgeny Petrosyan

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Yevgeny Petrosyan
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At a meeting with Runet bloggers in October 2009.
Born (1945-09-16) 16 September 1945 (age 71)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR
Nationality Russian
Years active 1962 – present
Title People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1991)
Spouse(s) Yelena Stepanenko

Yevgeny Vaganovich Petrosyan (Russian: Евге́ний Вага́нович Петрося́н, Armenian: Եվգենի Վահանի Պետրոսյան (Պետրոսյանց); born on 16 September 1945 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, USSR) is a Soviet/Russian comedian of Armenian and Jewish descents.[1][2][3][4] He was named in 2005 among the most influential figures in contemporary Russia, in a survey conducted by independent polling agency The Levada Centre.[5] Popular since the days of the USSR,[6] Petrosyan was the host of TV variety show Crooked Mirror.[7]

In recent years Petrosyan became a meme representing unfunny, lame comedy for clueless and older people.


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  2. ^ "Interview with Vladimir Vinokur" [Актеры и режиссеры - Знай Наших - Центральный Еврейский Ресурс] (in Russian). Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "FHM RUSSIA - FHM.RU -". Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Yevgeny Petrosyan on" [úÎÁÊ ÎÁÛÉÈ - ÉÚ×ÅÓÔÎÙÅ Å×ÒÅÉ - Центральный Еврейский Ресурс. Сайт русскоязычных евреев всего мира. Еврейские новости. Еврейские фамилии.] (in Russian). Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Abdullaev, Nabi (15 March 2005). "To Join the Elite, It's TV That Counts". Moscow Times. 
  6. ^ The New Yorker. 65 (11-19): 107. 1989  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Malpas, Anna (14 August 2009). "Culture - In the Spotlight". St Petersburg Times. 

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