Mikhail Ulyanov (1927-2007) was a National Actor of the USSR, a Lenin Prize Winner, the Secretary of the Board of the USSR Cinema Union, the Chairman of the Theatre Worker’s Union of Russia, Member of the Parliament, the artistic director of the Vakhtangov State Academy Theatre (1987-2007) – these are the milestones of the biography of this famous son of his Motherland, a talented actor and a great man.
Ulyanov created a huge gallery of historic figures at the Vakhtangov Theatre scene, where he worked for over 50 years. Mikhail Ulyanov was a true hero of his time.
The roles he played were impressive and natural. His unique actor’s temper contributed a lot to films directed by Saltykov and Panfilov, by Rayzman and Mikhalkov, by Solovyev and Govorukhin.
The name of Mikhail Ulyanov, the honorary citizen of the Omsk Region, was given to the State Northern Drama Theatre of Omsk.
The first ship in the series of Arctic shuttle tankers of 70,000 dwt ordered by Sovcomflot in St. Petersburg was named after Mikhail Ulyanov. Arctic shuttle tankers have been specially designed to transport oil by sea from Russian offshore oil fields in the Arctic. All the tankers of the series are registered in the Russian International Register of Shipping and will be operated under the State flag of the Russian Federation.