Articles by Vladimir Kozlov



Life and Times of a Belarussian Perestroika Kid

There were five minutes left of the polit-info session they made us sit through after school once a week. I was drawing a car in the margin of my Pioneer's Pravda newspaper.

Tarusa

This relatively small town in Kaluga region, some 140 kilometers southwest of Moscow, has inspired major Russian poets, writers and artists who were fascinated with its peacefulness and surrounding beautiful nature.

The Sound of Soviet Rock

A new interest in the former lead singer of cult band Zvuki Mu has inspired a book about the rock group.

Ticket Sales Slump for Western Acts

  • 03 September 08
  • Reuters
The Sex Pistols and Lenny Kravitz are among the acts that have struggled to sell tickets as Russians' appetite for Western music fades.

All That Soviet Jazz

A new book uncovers the roots of Russian jazz scene.

Biography for a Man

Maxim Semelyak's biography of Leningrad uses a range of interviews to create a balanced portrait of the cult band and its controversial members.

Behind The Scenes

A book by publicist and writer Alexander Kushnir looks at the stories of the top music acts of the last decade.

Behind The Scenes

A book by publicist and writer Alexander Kushnir looks at the stories of the top music acts of the last decade.

Memoirs of a Lost Era

A new book chronicles daily life in Moscow from 1914 to 1917.

Memoirs of a Lost Era

A new book chronicles daily life in Moscow from 1914 to 1917.

Rocking the Boat

Mikhail Kozyrev founded a pioneering rock station but failed to change the nation's taste in popular music.

Rocking the Boat

Mikhail Kozyrev founded a pioneering rock station but failed to change the nation's taste in popular music.

The Puppet Masters

A rogue spin doctor uses dirty tricks to smear his old Kremlin bosses in ""Media Sapiens,"" Sergei Minayev's follow-up to his bestseller ""Dukhless.""

The Puppet Masters

A rogue spin doctor uses dirty tricks to smear his old Kremlin bosses in ""Media Sapiens,"" Sergei Minayev's follow-up to his bestseller ""Dukhless.""

Deep Thoughts on 'Dozor'

A group of leading Russian intellectuals breaks through the pop-culture barrier and analyzes ""Night Watch"" and ""Day Watch"" in a new book.

Deep Thoughts on 'Dozor'

A group of leading Russian intellectuals breaks through the pop-culture barrier and analyzes ""Night Watch"" and ""Day Watch"" in a new book.

Modern Martyrs

Yury Arabov, the longtime screenwriting partner of director Alexander Sokurov, mourns the death of the Russian intelligentsia in a new novel.

Modern Martyrs

Yury Arabov, the longtime screenwriting partner of director Alexander Sokurov, mourns the death of the Russian intelligentsia in a new novel.

A Critical Perspective

Andrei Plakhov has been to all of the world's top film festivals. Now, the famed film critic talks about how Russia's own festivals stack up.

A Critical Perspective

Andrei Plakhov has been to all of the world's top film festivals. Now, the famed film critic talks about how Russia's own festivals stack up.

Frame by Frame

A new book aims to tell the whole story of Soviet film, from 1920s art-house classics to Brezhnev-era audience favorites.

Frame by Frame

A new book aims to tell the whole story of Soviet film, from 1920s art-house classics to Brezhnev-era audience favorites.

Melancholy at the Movies

Why is it that Russian film directors - and their audiences - seem to have a taste for tragic endings?

Melancholy at the Movies

Why is it that Russian film directors - and their audiences - seem to have a taste for tragic endings?