Sergey BALASANYAN, USSR Composer. Instructor, composition class, Moscow Conservatory, since 1955; Honoured Art Worker of Tadzhikistan Soviet Socialist Republic and of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1941; board member, Armenian and Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Unions of Composers; Presidium member, Moscow Department, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Composers, since 1959.
1932-1936 Editor, All-Union Radio. 1949-1953 Deputy Chairman, Radio Information Committee, USSR Council of Ministers. 1953-1954 Deputy Director, Main Radio Information Board, USSR Minister of Culture.
1936 helped found Tadzhikistan National Music Theater in Stalinabad.