Nikolai Gubenko

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Nikolai Gubenko
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Minister of Culture
In office
21 November 1989 – 27 November 1991[1]
PremierNikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Preceded byVasily Zakharov
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born17 August 1941[2]
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union[2]
Died16 August 2020(2020-08-16) (aged 78)[2]
Moscow, Russia[2]
Political partyCommunist Party of the Russian Federation
Spouse(s)Zhanna Bolotova
ProfessionActor, film and theatre director, screenwriter, politician

Nikolai Nikolaevich Gubenko (Russian: Николай Николаевич Губенко; 17 August 1941 – 16 August 2020) was a Soviet and Russian actor, film and theatre director and screenwriter. He was the founder of the Community of Taganka Actors theatre. His movie Wounded Game was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.[3]

He was named People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1985.[4]

Gubenko was also active in politics. He was the last Minister of Culture of the USSR (1989—1991) and as the Russian State Duma deputy between 1995 and 2003. From 2005 on he acted as the Moscow City Duma deputy.[5][6]

He died of cardiac arrest on 16 August 2020 in Moscow, one day before his 79th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Постановление Государственного Совета СССР от 27 ноября 1991 года № ГС-19 «К вопросу об упразднении министерств и других центральных органов государственного управления СССР»
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Умер актер Николай Губенко. tass.ru (16 August 2020)
  3. "Festival de Cannes: Wounded Game". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 11 May 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Cinema: Encyclopedia Dictionary, main ed. Sergei Yutkevich (1987). — Moscow: Soviet Encyclopedia, p. 108
  5. Anna Kisselgoff. The New Minister Of Soviet Culture Takes Truth as Task article at The New York Times, 27 December 1989
  6. Nikolai Gubenko at the Moscow City Duma website