Died one of the founders of KVN

© Photo : RTOS Todin of the founders of KVN Andrey Menshikov, 1992Died one of the founders of KVN© Photo : RTOS TV

One of the founders of the «club of cheerful and resourceful», the poet and writer Andrey Menshikov died on 73-m to year of life, told RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Public Union workers and veterans of television’s» Victor Shulenin.

«Yeah, I just got a call… Sorry, of course,» he said., adding that the information he received from close friends was exiled.

Andrey Menshikov, honored worker of arts of Russia, was born in 1945. In the 1960s he was the team captain of the Moscow engineering-construction Institute — the first champion of the KVN. Since 1975, worked in the Youth edition of CT as head of the Department. Created such programs as «well-ka, girls!», «Salute, festival!», «Sprint all», «Bend», «Jolly fellows», «Our biography.» In 1986, after a break of fifteen years, revived KVN.

In 1987, He moved to the children’s edition of DH. Was the author and Director of the first U.S.-Soviet children’s teleconference «Can be one family.» In 1988 this program was awarded the «Emmy» of the American Academy of television.

In 1991, he created and headed the new Russian television Studio television programs for children and youth Studio «Growth».

Menshikov invented the program «Tam-Tam news», «Holiday every day», «Miracle tale», «Lukomorye», «Tower», and many others. For children the daily news program «Tam-Tam news» was awarded in 1995 TEFI.

In addition, he was the author of lyrics of many songs for children, plays, musicals, and film scripts.