(b Saratov, 1941).
Russ. conductor. Won 5th int. cond. competition, Rome, 1969. Cond. Kislovodsk Phil. Soc. 1967–9, ass. cond. Leningrad PO 1968–9, Bolshoy Opera, Moscow, 1969 (début in Aida), chief cond. 1970–85. Prof. of cond., Moscow Cons. 1978–91. NY Met 1975 (with Bolshoy co.); CG début 1982. Chief. cond. Bulgarian Nat. Orch. 1994–2002, Moscow PO from 1998.