Dmitriy POKRASS, USSR Composer; board member, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Composers, since 1960. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1938; Order of Red Star, 1944; Badge of Honor, 1944; three medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1939.
POKRASS, Dmitriy was born in 1899 in Kiev.
1919-1922 volunteer in 1st Cavalry Army. 1923-1926 conductor and musical director, Moscow drama and variety theaters. 1936-1953 Director, Variety Orchester at Railroad Workers’ Central House of Culture.