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The history of the theater of Russian drama. Lesia Ukrainka takes its origins from the first permanent theater, an entreprise of actor and director Nikolai Solovtsov. The Solovtsov Theater began to work back in 1891. The first performances of Solovtsov's corpse were given in the room where the theater named after Ivan Franko. The cast of this troupe will become the base of the Kiev State Russian Drama Theater in the future.
On March 15, 1919, an event that shocked the entire cultural community took place: the Solovtsov Theater was nationalized and awarded the title of the Second Theater of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic named after V.I.Lenin ... It was very honorable, it was a real achievement. On July 31, 1919, the theater stopped working as a result of the entry of Denikin's troops into Kiev, but on January 8, 1920 it reopened. At the beginning of 1926 the theater was closed again. But in the same year, thanks to the decision of the Kiev District Executive Committee, the Russian State Drama was opened, and in October of the same year the theater successfully opened its first season.
And the name of Lesya Ukrainka, by which he is known today, was given to the theater in 1941. At the very beginning of the war, the collective broke up, and the actors had to work in evacuation. In 1942, the troupe was restored in Karaganda by the chief director Konstantin Khokhlov, and returned to Kiev in May 1944.
In 1994, the theater was headed by the People's Artist of Ukraine Mikhail Reznikovich.
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