Stanislav Sergeyevich Govorukhin born March 29, 1936, near Perm.
He started his career as a geologist in 1958. He then joined a television studio in Kazan and enrolled at the VGIK in 1961
During the Soviet period, Govorukhin became noted for his successful TV adaptations of adolescent classics, including Robinson Crusoe 1973, Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1981, In Search of the Castaways 1983, and Desyat Negrityat an adaptation of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None in 1987. He also directed two movies starring Vladimir Vysotsky - Vertical 1967 and The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed 1979, one of the cult films of the late Soviet era.
Govorukhin has been a member of the State Duma since its inauguration in 1993, running the Duma culture committee for some time.