The ballet and "a Hero of our time" directed by Kirill Serebrennikov during the live broadcast of the State academic Bolshoi theater (SABT) showed in 38 Russian cities. This was reported on The Ministry of culture of Russia.
The ballet was created Serebrennikov, composer-Ilya Demutskiy and choreographer Yuri Pokojowym by order of the Bolshoi theatre to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Mikhail Lermontov. Premiere of "a hero of our time" took place in July 2015. Ballet was the winner of the theatrical award "the gold mask-2016" in the category "Best performance in the ballet".