Alexei Borodin, winner of the 2015 Presidential Prize for writing and art for children and young people
The prize is awarded for his contribution to developing Russian theatre arts.
Alexei Borodin is the artistic director of Moscow’s Russian Academic Youth Theatre.
Mr Borodin was born on June 6, 1941 in Qingdao, China. He is a National Artist of the USSR (1987), winner of the USSR Stanislavsky State Prize (1985) and has been awarded the Order for Services to the Fatherland, IV degree (2011), Order of Honour (2002), and Order of Friendship (1997). He is a laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation Prize for Culture (2011) and holds many other professional awards and prizes.
Alexei Borodin has been heading the Russian Academic Youth Theatre since 1980. Over this time, the theatre has become an absolute leader among children’s theatres and one of the most successful and famous theatres in the country.
Mr Borodin has directed and produced over 30 shows at the theatre. Thanks to his creative energy, the theatre is carrying out bright and successful experimental projects. In 2010, the theatre produced the Young Directors for Children project, and in 2014, the Big Stage for Children project was launched to develop Russian youth theatres.
Thanks to Mr Borodin’s many years of creative work, the Russian Academic Youth Theatre became a highly professional creative organisation in a constant creative search, open to new ideas and ambitious experiments. The theatre is true to its main purpose of instilling kindness, justice, civic consciousness, morality, truth and respect for the individual in young spectators.
Alexander Boyarsky, producer, Konstantin Bronzit, animated film director, Sergei Selyanov, producer (St Petersburg), winners of the 2015 Presidential Prize for writing and art for children and young people
The prize is awarded for their contribution to developing Russian animated films.
Alexander Boyarsky is a producer at the Melnitsa Animation Studio.
Mr Boyarsky was born on September 28, 1957 in Aktyubinsk. He is a laureate of the 2015 Government of the Russian Federation Prize for Culture for his animated series, Luntik and his Friends. He holds prizes from professional festivals and competitions.
Alexander Boyarsky is the scriptwriter and producer of most of Melnitsa Studio’s animated films.
Konstantin Bronzit is a director at the Melnitsa Animation Studio.
Mr Bronzit was born on April 12, 1965 in Leningrad. He is a Distinguished Culture Worker of Russia (2006) and holds prizes from many professional festivals and competitions.
Sergei Selyanov is the head of the STV Film Company and founder of the Melnitsa Animation Studio. He has produced all of Melnitsa’s animated films. Mr Selyanov is the chairman of the Association of Television and Motion Picture Producers.
Sergei Selyanov was born on August 21, 1955 in Olonets, Karelia. He won the 2015 Presidential Prize for literature and art for his feature film Kukushka (2003), the Government of the Russian Federation Prize for Culture for his animated series, Luntik and his Friends (2014). He holds multiple prizes from professional festivals and competitions.
Today, the St Petersburg-based Melnitsa Animation Studio, which was created by Mr Selyanov and Mr Boyarsky in the 1990s, is known for its many successful releases that are highly popular among Russian viewers. These include animated feature films the Little Longnose, the Bogatyrs series, Ivan Tsarevich and the Grey Wolf, The Fortress, and short films by well-known and young directors. Mr Bronzit’s films hold a special place among them, as they have won the highest awards at prestigious international animation film festivals.
Yury Entin, winner of the 2015 Presidential Prize for writing and art for children and young people
The prize is awarded for his contribution to developing Russian writing for children.
Yury Entin is a poet.
Mr Entin was born on August 21, 1935 in Moscow.
His poems have been turned into over 500 songs, with music written by Gennady Gladkov, Alexei Rybnikov, Vladimir Shainsky, Yevgeny Krylatov, Maxim Dunayevsky, Mark Minkov and David Tukhmanov. Some of the most popular animated films were based on his scripts, with the Bremen Town Musicians trilogy holding a special place among them. Many songs from animated films and motion pictures have become popular around the nation thanks to Yury Entin’s poetry.
Yury Entin has long been a national poet whose poetry is loved by the audience and readers of all ages. His works are full of kindness and moral purity, and stand out for their subtle humour and optimism. Yury Entin’s poetry is part of the “golden fund” of Russia’s children’s literature.