1924 – Born on the 9th of May in Moscow, Russia.
1942 – He volunteered for the Red Army Infantry and participated in the war with Nazi Germany.
1945 – He returned to Tbilisi where he passed his high school graduation tests and enrolled in Tbilisi States University.
1950 – He worked as a teacher in a rural school in the village of Shamordino in Kaluga District.
– He began to compose songs and to perform them, accompanying himself on a Russian Guitar.
1956 – He worked as an editor in the publishing house Molodaya Gvadiya.
1980 – He performed his songs and began to be officially released in the Soviet Union.
1991 – He was awarded the USSR State Prize.
1994 – He won the Russian Booker Prize.
1997 – He died on the 12th of June in Paris.