2014 — Officer of the Legion of Honor by France.
BiographyVladimir Urin started his career in 1973, when he was appointed Director of the Theatre for Youth in Kirov (at present this Russian town has another name: Vyatka). In 1981 he moved to Moscow where he was appointed Head of the Youth and Puppet Theatres Department of the All-Union Theater Society (now the Theater Union of Russia). His Department organized the professional master-classes, workshops, seminars, and festivals. Mr. Urin took an active part in the organization and promotion of the World Congress ASSITEJ in Moscow, being, at the same time, the member of the organizing committee of the Congress and the director of the Children’s Theater Festival, which has been held in the framework of the Congress.
In 1985 he graduated from Russian Academy of Theatre (RATI-GITIS).
Since 1995 Mr. Urin was General Director of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow academic Music Theater. The project of the cardinal reconstruction of the Theater building has been worked out and is being realized under his direct guidance.
Since 1997 г. he was General Director of the International Contemporary Dance Festivals, held by the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre and the Cultural Centres and Embassies of Europe, Canada and USA.
In 2013 Mr. Urin was appointed General Director of the Bolshoi Theatre.