SIDOROV Yevgeny Yuryevich
|Former Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation|
Born in Moscow on February 11, 1938.
Graduated from the Faculty of Jurisprudence of Moscow State University in 1961 and completed a course at the chair of the theory of literature and literary criticism of the Academy of Social Sciences under the auspices of the CPSU Central Committee in 1974.
1960-1962 -- staff-member of the Moscow City Committee of the Young Communist League of the Soviet Union (YCL).
1962-1965 -- member of the editorial board, department head of the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets.
1965-1967 -- department head in Literaturnaya Gazeta.
1967-1971 -- headed the department of aesthetic education and criticism in the journal Yunost.
1974-1978 -- senior research worker, deputy head of a chair at the Academy of Social Sciences under the auspices of the CPSU Central Committee.
1978-1987 -- First Vice-Rector of the A.M. Gorky Literary Institute.
1987-April, 1992 -- Rector of the A.M. Gorky Literary Institute.
In February 1992 was appointed Minister of Culture and Tourism (from October 1992 -- of Culture) of the Russian Federation; was reappointed on August 22, 1996.
Was elected Secretary of the Board of the Writers' Union of the USSR from 1986 to 1991. From 1991 to 1992 -- Co-Chairman of the Secretariat of the Board of the Writers' Union of the USSR, was deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Afro-Asian Writers.
Married, has two sons.