How it was (1999) 03/20/1999
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Newsreel 1989: Secretary of the Directorate of the Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
Kirova Olga Ter-Stepanova, artist Oleg Vinogradov, the first teacher of Rudolf Nureyev, Anna Udaltsova talk about the non-return of Nureyev from the tour in Paris in 1961 (synchronously).
Nureyev's performance on the stage in 1958.
Rudolf Nureev speaks during the tour of the theater in Paris in May 1961.
Rudolf Nureyev at Le Bourget Airport on June 16, 1961, talks with representatives of the French authorities about granting him political asylum.
Spectators welcome Nureyev after his next performance in one of the European theaters.
Nureev on the stage of the Kirov Theater November 17, 1989.
Meeting Nureyev with his teacher Anna Udaltsova in 1989.
Senior Researcher of the Physico-Technical Institute.
Ioffe Lyubov Myasnikova talks about getting to know Nureyev, first impressions of his speeches, about receiving a message that Nuriyev stayed in France, about the trial in absentia over Nuriev in 1962, about a meeting with Nureyev in 1989 and the last meeting shortly before his death.
Nureyev's mentor Anna Udaltsova gives an interview about his first successes, his popularity in the USSR and abroad (synchronously).
A deputy of the Legislative Assembly of St.
Petersburg, a friend of Rudolf Nureyev, Leonid Romankov, talks about Nureyev's attitude to politics, recalls the conversation With him in 1961 about his desire to stay in the West, about the first impressions when he received news of Nureyev's escape abroad.
Actor of the ballet Oleg Sokolov speaks about the selection of the nominees for the trips abroad during the USSR, about the interview with Nureyev in Smolny, about the employees KGB, part of the troupe of visiting artists, the increased attention to Nureyev on their part, the ignoring Nureyev requirements of the KGB, his meeting with admirers in Paris, about the removal of Nureyev from tours, his behavior at the airport, the reaction of fellow artists to what happened to Nureyev.
Former chairman of the KGB Vladimir Semichastny speaks about the decision of the party authorities to allow Nureyev to go on tour abroad (synchronously).
Fragment of the interview of Rudolf Nureyev in 1989, Nureyev says that such happiness.
PersonnelNureev Rudolf Khametovich - ballet dancer
Semichastny Vladimir Efimovich - state and political figure, head of state security agencies
Ballet; Persons of arts