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Armen Jigarkhanyan one of Russia's Best Personalities

PanARMENIAN.Net - Famous theater and cinema actor Armen Jigarkhanyan was included in Best People of Russia 09 Federal Encyclopedia, published by SPETS ADRES, RIA Novosti reported.

Armen Jigarkhanyan, born on Oct. 3, 1935 is one of the most popular Armenian actors working in Russia. Jigarkhanyan worked as assistant cameraman at Armenfilm studios in 1953-1954. He began his acting career in 1955 at the Russian Stanislavsky Theater in Yerevan, and in 1967 moved to the Lenkom Theatre in Moscow. In 1969 he joined the Mayakovsky Academic Theater. Dzhigarkhanyan was awarded the Armenian Republican State Prize in 1975 for Triangle and again in 1979 for Snow in Mourning. He appeared as a chief gangster in the 1979 TV series The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed. In 1981 he plays a leading role as nazi Max Richard in an international Cast in Russian-French Movie Teheran 43.Dzigarkhanyan was given the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1985. In 1996 he founded his own theater in Moscow.
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