Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava is a writer, screenwriter, author of songs and music.
Born Bulat Okudzhava May 9, 1924 in Moscow in a family who emigrated from Georgia. The first education in the biography of Bulat Okudzhava was received at the Tbilisi school, but in the Russian-speaking class. In 1940 he began to work as a turner student in Tbilisi. During the Great Patriotic War, he voluntarily went to the front, where he was wounded. The first Okudzhava song was written on the North Caucasus Front in 1943, but it did not survive. The second song in Okudzhava’s biography was written in 1946.
He received his higher education at the Tbilisi State University, after which he began to work as a teacher. In 1955 he joined the CPSU, and the following year moved to Moscow. The first performances in Okudzhava’s biography, on which he sang songs for his poems and music, were held in 1956. Around this time, Bulat composed the most famous of his songs.
Okudzhava’s literary career led him to work in the “Young Guard”, “Literary Gazette.” Later became a member of the Writers’ Union of the USSR. Particularly popular was the song Okudzhava “Here the birds do not sing,” performed in the film “Belarusian Railway Station.” Also for his biography Bulat Okudzhava composed many songs for cartoons, movies, wrote several novels. The first album of his songs was released in 1968 in France. In the 1990s he lived mainly abroad. In 1997, he died in a Paris hospital.