Soloist of the Ensemble. (Russian: Евгений Михайлович Беляев). Outside the USSR, one of the most celebrated tenor soloists under Boris Alexandrov was Evgeny Belyaev or Evgeny Mikhailovich Belyaev (1926-1994).
He was born September 11 1926 in the Bryansk Oblast, and served in the subdivision of zenith troops during World War II. He then graduated from Gnessin State Musical College. In 1947 he was a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Carpathian military district, and in 1952 a Member of CPSU (Communist Party of the Soviet Union). In 1955 he was a soloist of the Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Soviet Army of Alexandrov. In 1967 he was made People’s Artist of the USSR, and in 1978 he won the State Prize of the USSR. He died of a heart attack at his home on Kalininsky Prospect in Moscow in 1994 (February 21 or 22nd) after having been in the hospital with heart problems. Belyaev is buried in Moscow at the branch of Novodevichy Cemetery (Новоде́вичье кла́дбище) located in the Kuntsevo district.
Two of his most famous performances are Oh the Rye and Nightingale. The lyric of Nightingale asks the nightingale to be quiet as the soldiers are sleeping; i.e. they have died. One of his most popular recordings with The Alexandrov Ensemble is Kalinka.
Belyaev’s Wikipedia page can be found here.