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Okudzhava, Bulat Shalvovich

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1997 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Songwriter

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.