TARASOV VIKTOR PAVLOVICH People's Artist of the Byelorussian SSR (1967). People's Artist of the USSR (01.01.1982). In 1957 he graduated from the Belarusian Theater and Art Institute. Since 1957 - actor of the Yanka Kupala Academic Theater in Minsk. In the cinema since 1960 (the first big role - Aksen Kahl - in the film “The First Trials”). Member of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers since 1984.