Ilya Ovchinnikov

ILYA OVCHINNIKOVis a graduate of Moscow State University and did graduate work at the Institute for Russian History at the Russian Academy of Sciences, researching nihilism in the late 19th century. For a decade, he was managing editor of Russky Zhurnal ( He has been a music critic since 2002 and regularly writes for various Moscow newspapers. He has recently completed two oral history memoirs, Vladimir Krainev’s A Pianist’s Monologue, and Lev Markiz’ Bow on the Shelf.


Contact With a Mystery (The Blog)
Galina Vishnevskaya (January/February 2013)
Victor Tsoy (May/June 2012)
Tsoy Lives! (The Blog)
Alexander Herzen (March/April 2012)
Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (The Blog)
Russian Strings (May/June 2011)
The Captain Has Chosen His Course (March/April 2010)
Dead Souls for Two Metronomes (March/April 2009)
In Search of Bards (January/February 2009)
Tsar David (September/October 2008)
Contact with a Mystery (02: Three Russian Springs)
Between Glinka & Silvestrov (March/April 2008)
The Arbitrary and the Inevitable (July/August 2007)

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