Mikhail PAPAYA, USSR Scriptwriter and film director. Member, Organization Bureau, USSR Union of Cinematographic Workers, since 1957. Stalin Prize, 1950; Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor, 1956.
PAPAYA, Mikhail was born in 1906.
Since 1930's author of ethnographic studies and popular science articles. 1938 embarked on career as film critic and scriptwriter.