Ruben Simonov

Ruben Nikolayevich Simonov (Russian: Рубен Николаевич Симонов (2 April 1899, Moscow, Russian Empire – 5 December 1968, Moscow, Soviet Union) was a Soviet and Russian actor, theater director and pedagogue. People's Artist of the USSR (1946).

Simonov on a 1971 Soviet stamp

Simonov was born in a family of Russian Armenians. Graduating from the Moscow State University, he then became an actor, starting his career at the Armenian drama studio in the Armenian House of Culture.[1] In 1939 he became director of the Vakhtangov Theatre. He also led the Armenian and Uzbek theaters of Moscow.

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  1. ^ Yuzefovich, Victor (1985). Aram Khachaturyan, trans. Nicholas Kournokoff and Vladimir Bobrov. New York, Sphinx Press. p. 74. ISBN 0-943071-00-3.

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