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High Soviet Honors Awarded Directors

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The Soviet Government, on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Soviet motion picture industry, has awarded the country’s highest decoration, the Order of Lenin, to Georgi and Sergei Vasilyev, directors of “Chapayev,” current film at the Cameo Theatre, it was announced yesterday by the Amkino Corporation.

Boris Babochkin, who plays the leading part in “Chapayev,” was named “People’s Artist of the Republic.” Babochkin, 32, is the youngest actor to be thus honored by the Soviet.

Other members of the picture’s cast, B. Blinov and L. Kmidt, received prize and honorable mentions for their performances.

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