Yuri Antonov

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Yuri Antonov
Юрий Антонов
Antonov in 2015
Yuri Mikhailovich Antonov

(1945-02-19) 19 February 1945 (age 79)
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, sound engineer
Years active1965–nowadays
TitlePeople's Artist of Russia (1997)

Yuri Mikhailovich Antonov (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Антонов; born 19 February 1945) is a Soviet and Russian composer, singer and musician, People's Artist of Russia (1997).[1]


Yuri Mikhailovich Antonov was born into the family of an officer of the Soviet Army, Mikhail Vasilievich Antonov, who after World War II stayed to serve in the military administration of Berlin.[2] Yuri's sister, Zhanna (Jane) was born there. His mother, Natalya Mikhailovna (Litovchenko), who was from Kremenchuk (Poltava Region), died in 2008 at age 85.

Antonov is one of the most popular and successful artists on Soviet 70's-80's pop scene[2] despite the fact that some of his songs (especially in early period) were banned by Soviet censorship. He appeared to an international television audience as a performer in the opening ceremony of the Moscow 1986 Goodwill Games.



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