|Birth Day||January 2, 1927|
|Age||93 YEARS OLD|
In 1946, he graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School.
In 1976, he was given the Order of Lenin award -- the highest honor given by the former Soviet Union.
He was born in Leningrad.
He and author Mahmoud Darwish were both awarded the Lenin Prize from the USSR during their careers.