Vikulov, Sergei Vasilevich

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Vikulov, Sergei Vasil’Evich


Born Sept. 26, 1922, in the village of Emel’ianovskaia, Belozersk Raion, Vologda Oblast. Soviet Russian poet, member of the CPSU since 1942.

Vikulov graduated from the literature department of the Vologda Pedagogical Institute in 1951. He took part in the Great Patriotic War. Vikulov’s first collection of poems, Happiness Won, came out in 1949 in Vologda. His narrative poems Into the Snowstorm (1955), Galinka’s Summer (1957), Difficult Happiness (1958), By Right of Being a Compatriot (1961), Overcoming (1962), With Windows to the Dawn (1964), Against Heaven on Earth (1967), and Iv-mountain (1970) were published in the journals Oktiabr’, Neva, and Moskva. The collections Beyond the Lake (1956), The Weather Will Be Good (1961), Bread and Salt (1965), The Bird Cherry Tree by the Window (1966), and others came out in Moscow. Vikulov has an inherent knowledge of rural life and of the north Russian dialect. Since 1968 he has served as editor in chief of the journal Nash sovremennik. He has been awarded three orders as well as medals.


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Vikulov, Sergei Vasil’evich


Born Nov. 11, 1937, in Leningrad. Soviet dancer. People’s Artist of the USSR (1976).

Vikulov, a pupil of F. I. Balabina, graduated from the Leningrad Choreographic School in 1956 and was accepted into the company of the Kirov Theater of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad. His parts have included Siegfried in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Désiré and the Bluebird in Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, Solor in Minkus’ La Bayadère, Jean de Brienne in Glazunov’s Raymonda, and Mercutio in Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

Vikulov won first prize and a gold medal at the International Ballet Competition in Varna in 1964 and the Prix Nijinsky of the Paris Academy of Dance in 1965.

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