was born on April 13, 1870, in Taganrog. He first appeared in cinema in 1916, in the leading role of Piotr Zabrodin in “Coachman, don’t rush the horses” - the film produced by the cinema joint-stock company Khanzhikov & Co. Later he took part in almost all the films produced by Khanzhikov & Co. He was writing scripts. In 1917 he directed a comedy “Goats, Kid Goats” by his own script. He was a chairman of the society “Native Cinematography Union”, and worked as a teacher for various educational institutions in Russia. In 1921, he arrived in Georgia and started working in the cinema department of the People’s Commissariat for Education. From 1926-1928 he produced the following films in Odessa studio: “Avalanche”, “Gossip”. From 1928-to 1932 he was working in the Armenian film production studio “Armenkino”. There he produced “Zamalu” 91929), and “Anush” (1931). In 1937, he returned to Sakhkinmretsvi and made a voice film for children “Two Friends”. People’s Artist of Georgia (1949).