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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.
 
 
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