Mubariakov, Arslan Kotlyakhmetovich
Born Dec. 15, 1908, in the village of Asy, in what is now Arkhangel’skoe Raion, Bashkir ASSR. Soviet Bashkir actor and stage director; People’s Artist of the USSR (1955). Member of the CPSU since 1941.
In 1931, Mubariakov graduated from the theatrical division of the Technicum of the Arts in Ufa. After 1928, with some interruptions, he worked in the company of the M. Gafuri Bashkir Dramatic Theater in Ufa. From 1937 to 1939 and from 1951 to 1954 he was the theater’s principal director.
Mubariakov has great stage charm and presence; his art is realistic and popular in nature. His best roles have included Shatmurat and Salavat Iulaev in Bikbai’s Karlugas and Salavat, Khudaiberdin in Nigmati’s On the Bank of the Belaia River, the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello, Protasov in Tolstoy’s The Living Corpse, Voinitskii in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and Dusmet Iarlykapov in Karim’s A Song Unsung. He created the character of V. I. Lenin in Pogodin’s A Man With a Gun and Third Pathétique. Mubariakov has staged such plays as Bikbai’s Karlugas (1938), Akhmetshin’s Tal’ian-Accordion (1951), and Minko’s Without Naming Surnames (1953). Mubariakov is the author of several plays. He has also appeared in films, including Salavat Iulaev (1941).
Mubariakov served as a deputy to the first through fourth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the Bashkir ASSR. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin, two other orders, and several medals.