Died one of the founders of KVN and “well-ka, girls!”

At the age of 72 years died one of the founders of KVN, writer and poet Andrey Menshikov. This was reported by his relatives.

KVN 1968. The captain of the team, MISI, Andrey Menshikov (left) in the center of the leading Svetlana Zhiltsova, the right is the captain of the team from Baku Yuli Gusman. Photo from “the Museum of television and radio on the Internet” – Mutuality.ru.

Photo from “the Museum of television and radio on the Internet” – Mutuality.ru.

On the death of Andrey Menshikov reports the Agency “Interfax”. Details not reported.

In turn, the Agency RIA “Novosti” recalls the Chairman of the Public Union workers and veterans of television” (RTOS TV) Victor Shulenina.

“Yeah, I just got a call… Sorry, of course,” said Shulenin. He also confirmed that the news he was told family was exiled.

Menshikov was one of those who stood not only at the origins of the first “black and white” KVN. It was the one who revived the club in 1986.

And in those 60 years he was captain of one of the most popular KVN – Moscow engineering-construction Institute. They became the first Champions of the club.

Then in the 70s he worked as head of Department in Youth edition TST, birthplace of such popular programs as “well-ka, girls!”, “Salute, festival!”, “Sprint all”, “Bend”, “Jolly fellows”, “Our biography.” Had a hand in it and to the kids programs the “Alarm clock”, “early morning”. The American Academy awarded TV program “Can be one family” prestigious “Emmy”. It was in 1988, when the first U.S.-Soviet children’s teleconference. Russian award TEFI Menshikov was awarded in 1995 for the program “Tam-Tam Novosti”.

In addition, Menshikov is the author of more than a hundred songs and poems, was a member of the Union of journalists and the professional Union of writers of Russia. The veteran of work. Honored art worker of the Russian Federation.


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