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23 April 2021, 14:37

Golden Mask Special Prize was awarded to director Rifkat Israfilov

The Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow hosted an award ceremony for the laureates of the Russian National Theater Award Golden Mask for the 2019/2020 season.
One of the special prizes "For Outstanding Contribution to Theatrical Art" was awarded to Rifkat Israfilov - director, teacher, art director of the M. Gorky Orenburg State Regional Drama Theater.
Professor, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Honored Art Worker of Bashkortostan and Tatarstan Republics, laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the S. Yulaev State Prize of the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1981 to 1996 he headed the M. Gafuri Bashkir Academic Theater. During this period of work, he became one of the most famous stage directors in Russia. As the chairman of the Council of the republics of national theaters of Russia, he proposed holding a festival of Turkic-speaking peoples "Tuganlyk" in Ufa.
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