Putin conferred the title of People’s Artist of Russia on Igor Matvienko

Producer and composer Igor Matvienko was awarded the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. The corresponding order was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, September 21.
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“Assign the honorary title “People’s Artist of the Russian Federation” to Igor Igorevich Matvienko,” reads the text of the decree published on the official portal of legal information.

Matvienko was born on February 6, 1960 in Moscow. In the 1980s he graduated from the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College.

He is the creator and artistic director of such musical groups as Lube, Ivanushki International, the author of the songs Kombat, Poplar Fluff, and others. Also works with Victoria Daineko, groups “Roots”, “Factory” and “City 312”. Over the years, he produced Zhenya Belousov, Sati Kazanova and other Russian pop stars. Matvienko is a member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for Culture and Art, head of the expert council of the Foundation for Cultural Initiatives.

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