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Okudzhava, Bulat Shalvovich

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Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Russian
Categories: Songwriter

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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.

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