Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, best for dominating the Russian performing arts scene for more than 30 years. In 1946, he graduated from your Leningrad Choreographic College. In 1976, he was presented with the Purchase of Lenin honor — the best honor distributed by the previous Soviet Union. He was created in Leningrad. He and writer Mahmoud Darwish had been both granted the Lenin Reward from your USSR throughout their careers.