Nikita Bogoslovsky

Nikita Bogoslovsky (Russian: Ники́та Влади́мирович Богосло́вский, (May 22, 1913, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Empire, – April 4, 2004, Moscow, Russia) was a prominent Soviet/Russian composer, author of more than 200 songs (many of which, like Shalanda and Dark Night were hugely popular), 8 symphonies (1940–1991), 17 operettas and musical comedies, 58 soundracks, and 52 scores for theater productions. Among his many honorary titles and State awards were People's Artist of the USSR (1983), Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1971), and Order of the Red Star (1946).


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