In March 1942, Zhukov was drafted into the Red Army and
sent to the 422th Khabarovsk Infantry Division as a radio operator. In June of that year, he fought at
Stalingrad. Later, he fought in the Kursk bulge,
crossed the Dnieper, the Danube, participated in the
storming of the
Carpathians, and went on fighting to Prague.
war, Zhukov served in the newly created Song and Dance
Ensemble of the seventh army. After transfer
to the reserve, Zhukov graduated from Lviv State Conservatory (1953).
After graduation, Zhukov was a leading soloist at the Novosibirsk
State Opera and Ballet Theater for thirty years.
In Novosibirsk, he sang more than 40 main roles, and had a repertory of more than 500 concert pieces.
As a guest, he sang at the Bolshoj, the Kirov, in Odessa, Perm, Aşgabad,
Volgograd, Khabarovsk, Tomsk, Samarkand, Vladivostok, in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Mongolia, the German Democratic Republic, ....
Zhukov was a professor for singing at the Novosibirsk State
Conservatory from 1961.
There exists a video of Khrennikov's V burju/Into the storm, filmed in 1977 at the Novosibirsk opera with Zhukov and
The cast is:
Frol Baev – M. Dejneko
Natalija – Z. Didenko
Andrej – Anatolij Zhukov
Aksinja – L. Mjasnikova
Ljonka – Vladimir Vasilyev
Listrat – V. Urbanovich
Storozhev – A. Prudnik
Antonov – Valerij Egudin
Kosova – A. Bubnova
Afonka – I. Kruglov
Fedjusha – V. Sychev
Chirikin – I. Kosov
Lenin – G. Kostrov
conductor: Boris Gruzin