Boris Zakhava (Boris Evgenevich Zakhava)

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Pavlograd, Pavlograd uyezd, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire [now Pavlograd Raion, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine]
Boris Zakhava was notable Russian actor and director best known for his portrayal of General Kutuzov in epic film War and Peace (1966) by director Sergey Bondarchuk.

He was born Boris Evgenyevich Zakhava on May 12, 1896, in Pavlograd, Russian Empire. His father, named Evgeni Zakhava, was a graduate of the Moscow Imperial Cadett School and served as an officer at the Russian Imperial Army. Young Boris Zakhava followed his father's steps; from 1910 - 1913 he served at the 3rd Moscow Imperial Cadett School, graduating as Imperial Army officer in 1913. Read more...