Also found in: Wikipedia.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a family of Russian actors.

Nikolai Khrisanfovich Rybakov. Born May 7 (19), 1811, in Kursk; died Nov. 15 (27), 1876, in Tambov.

Rybakov made his debut in the Kursk Theater with the troupe of I. F. Shtein in 1826. From the 1833–34 season until 1841 he performed with L. Iu. Mlotkovskii’s troupe in Kharkov and elsewhere. Later he performed in various theaters of southern Russian and the Volga Region, and in 1872 he appeared with the People’s Theater at the Polytechnical Exhibition in Moscow.

Rybakov’s acting was greatly influenced by P. S. Mochalov and M. S. Shchepkin, in whose productions he appeared on tour. He frequently appeared in melodramas, striving to invest them with truth and a spirit of rebellion, for example, in the role of Nino in Polevoi’s Ugolino. One of his best early roles was the title role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Later, he appeared primarily in Russian plays. Rybakov was a renowned interpreter of the role of Neschastlivtsev in Ostrovskii’s The Forest. His other roles included Bruskov and Kuroslepov in Ostrovskii’s A Hangover at Someone Else’s Feast and Fiery Heart, Prostakov and Skotinin in Fonvizin’s The Minor, Skalozub in Griboedov’s Woe From Wit, and Zemlianika in Gogol’s The Inspector-General. One of the reformers of the Russian provincial stage, he was a representative of democratic trends in the Russian theater and shared the artistic ideas of P. M. Sadovskii, A. E. Mar-tynov, and P. V. Vasil’ev.

Konstantin Nikolaevich Rybakov. Born 1856; died 1916. Son of N. Kh. Rybakov.

Rybakov began his stage career in 1871 in Vladikavkaz. He performed in many cities with his father. From 1881 until the end of his life he was an actor with the Malyi Theater in Moscow. He appeared in romantic-heroic roles until the 1880’s, when he turned to character roles in the Russian repertoire. His talent for realistic acting developed under the influence of his father, of A. N. Ostrovskii, and of the actress G. N. Fedotova, his acting partner and friend. Rybakov’s acting was distinguished by simplicity and naturalness. His roles included Kudriash, Neznamov, Neschastlivtsev, and Iusov in Ostrovskii’s The Thunderstorm, Guilty Though Guiltless, The Forest, and A Profitable Post, Famusov in Griboedov’s Woe From Wit, and the Mayor in Gogol’s The Inspector-General.

Rybakov’s wife, Paulina Gerasimovna Rybakova (born between 1810 and 1820; died 1880’s), and daughter, Ol’ga Niko-laevna Rybakova (born c. 1845; died 1870), were also actresses.


Iur’ev, Iu. Zapiski, vols. 1–2. Leningrad-Moscow, 1963.
Klinchin, A. “Nikolai i Konstantin Rybakovy.” Teatr, 1956, no. 10.
Klinchin, A. Nikolai Khrisanfovich Rybakov. [Moscow, 1972.].
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Soon after, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov paid a visit to Tehran on May 29.
According to Rybakov, Belarus would restore oil processing in full volume next month.
Valentin Rybakov, Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council, called the forum's 2019 theme is timely considering the vast role of indigenous knowledge in sustainable development.
Russia is committed to INF and the American threat of imposing sanctions against Moscow would trigger a cancellation of an INF implementation follow up committee meeting, Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Rybakov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying.
At the same time, it would be difficult to ease the sanctions as it would require the approval of both houses of Congress, Rybakov said, citing the current anti-Russian sentiments of the American establishment.
The Pakistan side was led by Ambassador Zaheer A Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), while Deputy Foreign Minister Valentin Rybakov headed the Belarus delegation.
How many times do I have say that?" But Mr Rybakov said: "We know most of his entourage.
Valentin Rybakov, who is visiting Khartoum these days to participate in the committee of political consultation between the two countries.
In today's meeting, foreign ministry undersecretary Nayef Zeidan briefed Belarus deputy foreign minister Valentin Rybakov about Jordan's position toward developments in Syria, Iraq and the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, Jerusalem and the fight against terrorism.
Foreign Office spokesperson in a statement said that Tariq Fatemi currently on an official visit to Belarus as Special Envoy of the Prime Minister called on the Foreign Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makei and Deputy Foreign Minister, Valentin Rybakov on Wednesday.