People's artist of the USSR May Guliyeva was 97 years old
In Ashgabat on 98-m to year of life has died the national actress of the USSR May Guliyev. She was the first in the history of Turkmenistan began to perform the Opera of the party of European works. It is very revered in his homeland.
Guliyev graduated from the Moscow state Conservatory, and in 1941 became the artist of the Turkmen state academic theater of Opera and ballet named after Magtymguly. Here she was the lead singer, the producer and the Director. Of merit in 1943, she was awarded the title of honored artist of the Turkmen SSR, in 1952 — people's artist of the Turkmen SSR, and in 1955 she became the people's artist of the USSR.
During the reign of the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov, Opera, ballet and the circus was forgotten, the strange and alien people art. With the arrival of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov culture began to revive. He appropriated May Guliyeva the title "Hero of Turkmenistan" with the award of the gold medal of the Altyn Ay (Golden moon) for contribution to the development of the Turkmen art.