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Viktor Aleksandrovich Turin

film director

Viktor Turin, USSR Film director.

Background

Turin, Viktor was born in 1895.

Education

Studied at the Theatre School, Petersburg. Graduated from the Boston Institute of Technology.

Career

In 1912, went to the USA. Worked in Hollywood as an actor and librettist. Returned to the USSR, 1922. Made some propaganda documentaries, then a feature film, Nas Bylo Troe, 1928.

His major work was the documentary Turksib, about the Turkestan-Siberian Railway. His last film was Bakintsy (The People of Baku), 1938.