Merited Artist of the RSFSR (9/10/1974). People's Artist of the RSFSR (01/13/1988). He studied at the Leningrad Military Engineering School, then at the Moscow Automotive Institute, worked as a rezelschikom in printing. In 1958, he entered the Studio at the Central Children's Theater, where his teachers were Maria Knebel, Anatoly V. Efros and Anna Nekrasova. The diploma was a performance staged by Yury Kazakov’s story “At a station alongside”, which was worked out jointly with the director Leonid Kheifets (Krynkina was later brought together with him at the Army Theater). After graduation in 1961, he worked for two years at Sovremennik. Since 1963 - actor of the Theater of the Soviet (Russian) Army.