(born 1947) – born in Moscow writer, publicist, literary scholar, doctor of philology. He runs his own show on the Culture (Культура) TV channel and his own show on the Moscow Radio Freedom (Радио Свобода). His books have been translated into several dozen languages. Those published in Poland include: Encyclopedia of the Russian Soul, The Good Stalin, God X, World of the Devil, The Last Judgement, Russian Apocalypse[an anthology], Akimuds and The Body. In 2019, Agora Publishing House published a translation of his latest novel, The Pink Mouse.