Authors

Zara Abdullaeva

Zara Abdullaeva

Zara Abdullaeva was born in 1953 in Baku. Abdullaeva graduated Moscow State University in 1975 with a degree in philology and earned her PhD in 1982. She has worked as an editor in the publishing house “Souzteatr”. Abdullaeva is the author of many articles and has been widely published in magazines: Iskusstvo Kino, S?ance, Sovtskii Film, Teatr, Druzhba Naroda, Voprosi Literaturi, Dekorativnoi Iskusstvo, Novii Mir, Vestnik Akademii Nauk, Literaturnoe Obozrenii, Znaniya—Sila, and in newspapers: Literaturnaya Gazeta, Kommersant – Daily, Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Awards and prizes: 1989 – CK CCCP for best book of the year (Living Nature: The Films of Roman Balayn), 1990 – best article of the year (“Messiah in the law”) from the magazine Znaniya – Sila, 1996 – best article of the year (“Between the Zone and the Island”) from the magazine Druzhba Naroda, 1997 – award for ten best publications of the year for “The Volga Flows into the Caspian Sea” from the magazine “Iskusstvo Kino”.

Russian page: Зара Абдуллаева

Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin

Boris Akunin is a pseudonym for Grigory Shalvovich Chkhartishvili. Chkhartishvili was born on May 20, 1956 in the town of Zestafon in Georgia. He graduated from the Institute of Asia and Africa in 1979 and worked in the publishing house Rysskii Yazik from 1979 to 1986. From 1986 to 2000 he was the managing editor of Inostranaya Literatura. Chkhartishvili has been published since 1980. He translates prose from Japanese and English into Russian. Under the pen name of “Boris Akunin” he writes fiction: The Winter Queen, The State Counsellor, The Turkish Gambit and more.

Russian page: Борис Акунин

Tatyana Aleshicheva

Tatyana Aleshicheva

Tatyana Aleshicheva was born in 1971 in Leningrad. Alekshicheva graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 1997 with a degree in German philology. Aleshicheva works as a translator for Rolling Stone Magazine and 5 Koleso. She has also been published in Kommersant – Weekend and Empire.

Russian page: Татьяна Алёшичева

Sergei Anashkin

Sergei Anashkin

Anashkin was born in 1965. He graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1989 with the Sergei Komarova award for best thesis. Anashkin is the author of a numerous essays that have been published in the magazines: Iskusstvo Kino, Premier, Kinoforum, S?ance, Kinopark, Drugoi Kino as well as in popular publications, academic anthologies, and the encyclopedia Contemporary History of Film From the Motherland. 1986 – 2000. Film and its Context. Anashkin is a member of SK, part of the Gilden Award for Film Critics jury, and FIPRESCI. Anashkin has also participated as a judge in FIPRESCI at the film festival in Kiev and Moscow, a member of the expert advice committee prize “Golden Oven”, and the editor of the catalogue Moscow Film Festival (MKF). Anashkin is also a Gilden prize laureate for film critics in Russia.

Russian page: Сергей Анашкин

Ekaterina Andreeva

Ekaterina Andreeva

Born in 1961 in Leningrad, Andreeva graduated from the Leningrad State University with a degree in art history. In 1990, Andreeva earned her PhD, having studied the Society of Russian Water-Color Painters. Since 1981, Andreeva has worked in the Russian Museum and currently is the chief academic official for the Department of New Trends. From 1986, she was the curator for exhibitions of contemporary art. From 1991 – 1996, Andreeva arranged a collection of new Russian art in the Russian Museum; in 1995, she initiated the launch for an educational program about contemporary art. Since 1997, Andreeva teaches 20th century art history at the PRO ARTE institute, European Institute, and the Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Since 1987, Andreeva has been published in the magazines: Iskusstvo, Tvorchestvo, Dekorativnoe Iskusstvo, Hudozshestvenii Zhurnal, and S?ance. She is the co-manager of the department of graphic arts and contributed to the Contemporary History of Film From the Motherland. 1986-2000. Film and its Context. Andreeva is also the author of several hundred essays and monographs of sots-art (Craftsman House, 1995).

Russian page: Екатерина Андреева

Yuri Arabov

Yuri Arabov

Yuri Arabov was born on October 25, 1954 in Moscow. Arabov graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1980. He is one of the organizers of the informal club “Poetry” in Moscow (1986). Since 1992, Arabov teaches a course in screen writing for master’s students in VGIK and since 1994 he is the head of film and drama department. Arabov is the author of more than twenty films and television shows.

Russian page: Юрий Арабов

Lubov Arkus

Lubov Arkus

Lubov Arkus was born in L’viv, Ukraine in 1960. Arkus graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1984. She worked as the secretary of literature for Victor Shklovsky, the editor of the film studio Lenfilm. In 1989, Arkus, along with A. Golutvoi, founded the magazine S?ance and has been its editor-in-chief since 1993. The author, compiler, and editor of a seven-volume compilation called Contemporary History of Film of the Motherland: 1986 – 2000 (Seance, 2001-2004), Arkus has also been published in many magazines: Iskusstvo Kino, S?ance, Sovetski Ekran, Ogonek as well as in many newspapers: Izvestia, Vremya MN and more. Arkus has been the recipient of numerous prizes: prize for best book on film (Sokurov, 1994), Gildin award (S?ance № 15, 16, 1998); winner of the thesis competition “Book of the Year” held by “The Encyclopediaist” at the XV Moscow International Exhibition Book Fair (Contemporary History of Film of the Motherland: 1986-2000, 2002). Lubov Arkus is currently a docent and the master of courses at Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Art’s film department.

Russian page: Любовь Аркус

Andrei Astvazaturov

Andrei Astvazaturov

Andrei Astvazaturov was born in 1969 in Leningrad. Astvazaturov graduated from St. Petersburg State University with a degree in philology in 1991 and earned his PhD in philology in 1996. Astvazaturov is a senior lecturer in the history department for foreign literature at St. Petersburg State University and the manager of the literature program at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In 2001, Astvazaturov taught at Bard College in America. He is the author of T.S. Eliot and his Poem “The Wasteland” (2000) and more than 100 publications about English and American literature. Astvazaturov has written numerous articles on Oscar Wilde, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Gernhardt Friedrich Muller, Ernest Hemingway, J.D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, and John Updike. His works have been printed in academic collections of the philology department at St. Petersburg State University as well as in magazines such as Novie Literaturnoe Obozrenie, Prelomlenie, Kollegium, and other academic publications. Since 2003, Astvazaturov has been a columnist and literary critic in several magazines, including Sobaka.ru, Krasnie, and Topos.

Russian page: Андрей Аствацатуров

Peter Bagrov

Peter Bagrov

Peter Bagrov was born in 1982 in Leningrad. Bagrov graduated from St. Petersburg State University in 2005 with a degree in physics. Beginning in 1999, his articles have appeared in the newspaper NevskoeVremya, the magazinesKinovedcheskie Zapiski, Kinoprotzess and others. Bagrov is a member of the editorial board for the magazine Kinovedchiskie Zapiski and the author of several articles in Contemporary History of Film from the Motherland. 1986-2000. Film and its Context. Bagrov is a member of the editorial board for S?ance and the author of television scripts for the series on the history of film on the Kul’tura channal. In 2004, Bagrov was nominated for the Gildin Prize (in the category of literature and film: information and reference) for his publications in the magazineKinovedchiskie Zapiski and as a scriptwriter for the television show “The Star Years of Lenfilm”.

Russian page: Петр Багров