Aleksey Balabanov was born on February 25, 1959 in Sverdlovsk, Sverdlovskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksey Oktyabrinovich Balabanov. He was a director and writer, known for Brother (1997), Cargo 200 (2007) and Pro urodov i lyudey (1998). He was married to Nadezhda Vasileva. He died on May 18, 2013 in Solnechnoye, Leningradskaya oblast, Russia.