Nikolay Drachinsky

Born in 1917 in village Safonovo in Nikolaevskaya oblast (Ukraine)
1938-1941, Editor of newspaper Pacific communist
1941-1943, Head of local Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) department and editor of news bulletin of TASS in Khabarovsk Krai
1943-1951, Correspondent of newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda in Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krai, war correspondent at the Western front
1954-1960, Correspondent, photojournalist of Ogonyok magazine
1960-1965, Secretary of newspaper Izvestia
1965-1968, Director of creative association “Orbita”, curator of exhibitions, which marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the USSR and were held in the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria.
1969-1978, Editor of the Department of travelling exhibitions of press agency News(RIA Novisti). Curator of exhibition USSR: country and people in artistic photography, which was held in 50 countries including the USA, Australia and Japan during 1969 – 1975 to promote Soviet photography and lifestyle.