Maya Iosifovna Turovskaya was born on October 27, 1924 in Kharkov.Maya Iosifovna is a Soviet and Russian film critic and theater critic, culturologist, screenwriter, film historian, as well as a member of the USSR Writers' Union (1960), a member of the USSR Union of Cinematographers (1966), Doctor of Art History (1983 ), laureate of the "Nika" award in 2007 in the nomination "For Contribution to Cinematographic Sciences, Criticism.
The famous Soviet and Russian film critic and theater critic Maya Iosifovna Turovskaya was born in Kharkov on October 27, 1924. Graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State University (1947) and the Faculty of Theater Studies of GITIS (1948). From 1973 to the present time she has been working as a leading researcher at the Research Institute of Theory and History of Cinema (NIIK). The author of the script of documentaries, including the cult film "Ordinary Fascism" (1965). Author of a number of books and scientific articles in magazines and newspapers.