Levitan Yury Borisovich (1914-1983)

Levitan Yury Borisovich

The announcer of the All-Union Radio, People's Artist of the USSR. He was born in Vladimir, where he lived and studied until the age of 17. In his childhood he received the nickname "trumpet" for an unusually stentorian voice. In Moscow he was enrolled in a group of trainees of the radio committee, where his voice was noted by Stalin. During the Great Patriotic War, the unique voice of Yury Levitan reported the most important news from the front and read out the official documents. He became the "voice of the Victory",   reported the news of the first man's flight into space. On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Victory, in 1985 the name of the announcer Levitan was given to one of the streets of Vladimir, where in May 2000 a bronze memorial plaque with a portrait of Yu. B. Levitan (sculptor I. Chernoglazov) was installed on the house No.2.  An interactive monument toYu. B. Levitan (sculptor I. Chernoglazov) was opened on May 7, 2015 at the intersection of Announcer Levitan and Lenin Streets.  It depicts a grandfather and a grandson, listening to Levitan's voice, which sounds from the loudspeaker. With the help of a mobile application, you can include any of the available records with the voice of the legendary announcer.