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Nikolai Gubenko
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Minister of Culture
In office
21 November 1989 – 27 November 1991
Premier Nikolai Ryzhkov
Valentin Pavlov
Ivan Silayev
Preceded by Vasily Zakharov
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born 17 August 1941
Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 16 August 2020(2020-08-16) (aged 78)
Moscow, Russia
Political party Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Spouse(s) Zhanna Bolotova
Profession Actor, film and theatre director, screenwriter, politician

Nikolai Nikolaevich Gubenko (Russian: Николай Николаевич Губенко; 17 August 1941 – 16 August 2020) was a Soviet and Russian actor, film and theatre director and screenwriter. He was the founder of the Community of Taganka Actors theatre. His movie Wounded Game was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival.

He was named People's Artist of the RSFSR in 1985.

Gubenko was also active in politics. He was the last Minister of Culture of the USSR (1989—1991) and as the Russian State Duma deputy between 1995 and 2003. From 2005 on he acted as the Moscow City Duma deputy.

He died of cardiac arrest on 16 August 2020 in Moscow, one day before his 79th birthday.

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