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b.27/11/1953, Leningrad, URSS

Russian poet and musician, one of the first Soviet rock musicians. In 1972, while studying at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes at Leningrad State University. Zhdanova and a group of like-minded people founded the Aquarium ensemble, being inspired by the work of the Beatles and the American author-performer Bob Dylan. As the leader of the Aquarium, he gained all-Russian popularity. The ensemble performed on tour and at many rock concerts until the early 1990s. One of the founders of "Roxy" – the first samizdat rock magazine in the USSR (Leningrad, 1977-1990). He was persecuted by the Soviet authorities – in April 1980, after performing at the Tbilisi Rock Festival, he was expelled from the Komsomol, removed from his post as a junior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, dismissed from his job, and the Aquarium was officially banned. Author of several collections of poems and prose works (including the novella "The Forest"). In 1982 he produced the first album of Viktor Tsoi's band "Cinema". He recorded albums together with Sergey Kuryokhin, Mike Naumenko, Vyacheslav Butusov, the groups "Nautilus Pompilius", "Cinema", "Alice", "Time Machine". Winner of several awards in the field of artistic creativity, including the Vladimir Vysotsky Own Track Award (2004).

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