Sergey Balasanian

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Sergey Artem'yevich Balasanian (13 August 1902 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – 13 June 1982 Moscow, Russia) was a Soviet-era composer. He taught composition in the Moscow State Conservatory. Balasanian wrote the first Tajik opera - The Uprising at Vosse (first staged in 1939).

Sergey Balasanian was awarded the State Prize of the USSR (1949) and five orders. In 1957 he was decorated as People’s Artist of the Tajik SSR, and in 1963 as Honored Art Worker of the Russian SFSR.