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  1. The first permanent public theater in Russia was founded by decree of Empress Elizabeth Petrovna on August 30 (September 10), 1756, the original name – “Russian Theater for performances of tragedies and comedies”. The troupe was headed by the “father of the Russian theater” Fyodor Volkov, the playwright A. P. Sumarokov became the director of the theater.

  2. The first state public theater was established in 1756 in St. Petersburg by decree of Elizabeth Petrovna. They called it Alexandrinsky. The theater has been preserved to our time.

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