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Vyacheslav Grigoryevich Dobrynin (born Petrosian on January 25, 1946, Ryazanskaya oblast, Russia) is a popular Russian composer and singer also known as Doctor Shlyager for his superhits, People's Artist of Russia (1996).
Dobrynin was born in 1946 to an Armenian father and a Russian mother. He studied at the Moscow State University and received a diploma of "art historian and theorist" in 1970. Then he worked at Tretyakov Gallery and Pushkin Museum. As an amateur musician and singer he participated in different Beatles-style groups. Dobrynin started to compose songs in late-1960's, since 1971 co-operated with Oleg Lundstrem orchestra, "Vesyolie Rebyata", "Samotsvety" and other bands. He is an author of more than 1000 songs, based on poems by Leonid Derbenyov, Robert Rozhdestvensky, Mikhail Tanich, Ilya Reznik and others.
In 1980's Dobrynin started to record his own songs, in 1990 he founded "Doctor Shlyager" band.
Dobrynin's songs are mostly dedicated to unhappy love and romantic events of a person's life. Among his most popular hits are:
- "Belaya cheryomukha"
- "Vsyo, chto v zhizni yest u menya",
- "Kachaetsya vagon",
- "Siniy tuman",
- "Dve svechi",
- "Na teplokhode muzika zvuchit",
- "Ne syp mne sol na ranu".