Yuri Alexandrovich became much less appear in public. But despite the terrible diagnosis of doctors, from which many famous artists (Abdulov, Yankovsky, Arlazorov) have lately died, Nikolaev does not lose courage and life of joyfulness. - Here we come to see old friends, plant trees. Yes, it is useful to appear in nature, says Yuri Nikolaev, who recently attended a meeting in memory of Oleg Yankovsky.
Actors talked, planted more than 400 young trees, shared the latest news.
- The diagnosis is, of course, disappointing. But we fight the disease. Above all, they realized it in time. We regularly carry out procedures. Yura does not smoke, does not drink, observes the regime, ”said his spouse Eleanor.
The appearance of Nikolaev due to illness has recently undergone significant changes. The eyes are red, thin, sharpened features. But on the face of Yuri Alexandrovich there is always a smile, and everyone can envy his cheerfulness.
In 1970 he graduated from the State Institute of Theatrical Art (GITIS) with a degree in Theater and Cinema Actor. From 1970 to 1975 he worked at the Theater. A.S. Pushkin.
From 1973 to 1975 he worked freelance on television. Since 1975 - in the state of the central television of the USSR State Television and Radio Broadcasting in the department of announcers. From 1975 to 1991 - a permanent host of the weekly music program "Morning Post", one of the most popular programs of Soviet television. For a short time, he was leading the news programs of the central television of the USSR State Television and Radio Committee. He also conducted popular music programs: “Blue Light”, “Song of the Year”, song festivals from Jurmala, children's programs “Good night, kids!” And others.
In 1991, he created the TV production company UNIX (Yuri Nikolaev Studio), which publishes the weekly program Morning Star. Was the permanent leader of this program. Since March 1995 - one of the producers of the entertainment program "Guess the melody!".
In late 1995, he was one of the founders of the creative association "Quinta".From February 1996 - General Producer of the Moscow TV Company and Artistic Director of the Moscow TV Channel (until February 1997).
In 1996, he invented and embodied on screen the first national award for children's creativity, The Vocation.
Since February 1997 - the leading resumed music program "Morning Mail." In 2006-2008, he was the host of the television show “Dancing on Ice” (2 seasons) and “Dancing with the Stars” (3 seasons) on the channel “Russia”.
His hobbies include alpine skiing, lawn tennis, playing billiards, piloting a sports plane.
He is married for over 33 years. Wife - Eleonora Alexandrovna (Financial Director of AO "UNIX"), no children.