Vasilij Ivanovich Jakushenko, 1903–1957, was a member of Stanislavskij's troupe, first in his opera studio (from 1925),
then at his theater. In 1941, he was hired by the Bolshoj.
He was a comprimario, singing roles like Misail, Bomelij (Tsarskaja nevesta) or Triquet. In 1950, he was the Grandfather in
the world premiere of Mikhail Krasev's opera Morozko.
He must have had a short career, because he spent the last several years of his – anyway not very long –
life at hospitals, already mortally ill. He is buried on the Vvedenskoe cemetery in Moscow.
Tatjana Shmyga: Schastye mne ulybalos, 2018 (e-book without page numbers)
All Russia Family Tree
St. Petersburg Philharmonic (which is where also the
picture comes from)