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Nikolai Iosifovich El’iash

lecturer , ballet historian

Nikolai El’iash, USSR Ballet historian,lecturer.

Background

El’iash, Nikolai was born on October 31, 1916 in Kerch’.

Education

Graduated from the Crimea Pedagogical Institute, 1937, and from the Moscow Russian University of Theatre Arts, 1950.

Career

Prolific author of articles. Lecturer atthe Moscow Choreographic School, 1951-1957. Lecturer at the Russian University of Theatre Arts from 1950, and professor from 1975.

Religion

Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

Views

Every Soviet citizen has rights to express his or her opinion, but it should be in accordance with the general interests of the society.