SIDOROV Yevgeny Yuryevich
Former Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation|
Born in Moscow on February 11, 1938.
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.
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.
-- First Vice-Rector of the A.M. Gorky Literary
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.
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.