June 2, 2023
In the village of Uspenskoye, the name of the People's Artist of the USSR Iosif Kobzon was given to the local House of Culture

In the village of Uspenskoye, the name of the People’s Artist of the USSR Iosif Kobzon was given to the local House of Culture

Photo: Vladimir VELENGURIN

– I was offered to give the name of Joseph Davydovich to a chic palace of culture in the village of Uspenskoye, Odintsovo urban district. Of course, I agreed, – Nelli Kobzon, the widow of the People’s Artist of the USSR, told KP. – This is only a plus in the matter of preserving his memory. This cultural center was recently renovated. There are sections for children, a concert hall for adults, a football field, and a basketball court. Beauty.

According to Nelli Kobzon, 14 memorial plaques were installed in memory of her husband in different cities of Russia: in Sochi, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Yasnaya Polyana. In Sochi, the board hangs at the Winter Theater, where Iosif Davydovich worked for many years.

Several educational institutions in Russia bear the name of Kobzon: the Gagarin Children’s Music School, the Kemerovo Regional College of Culture and Arts, and the House of Folk Art in the Kostroma Region. And also: the embankment in Moscow, one of the minor planets. In September 2022, a monument to Kobzon was unveiled in Arms Lane on the Garden Ring.

Iosif Kobzon (1937-2018) – People’s Artist of the USSR, singer. His repertoire included about 3 thousand songs that made up the musical chronicle of the second half of the 20th century. Among them are all the best songs created by Dunaevsky, Blanter, the Pokrass brothers, Novikov, Solovyov-Sedym, Fradkin, Feltsman, Tulikov, Pakhmutova, Tukhmanov and other Soviet composers. These are folk hits “Smuglyanka”, “And in our yard”, “Old maple”, “Where does the Motherland begin”, “I love you, life”, “Moments”, “Dark night”, “Victory Day”, “ In the city garden…

In addition to performing on the stage, Kobzon was active in social and political and charitable activities, taught at the Gnesinka and the Institute of Theater Arts.

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