Aleksandr Zinovev

Зиновьев, Александр Александрович

Philosopher, writer, painter

Born Pahktine (Kostroma), 29 October 1922

Died Moscow, 10 May 2006


Zonovev was born in a small Russian village. In 1939 he started studying at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Moscow State University but was expelled because his ideas on the personal cult of Stalin. He returned in 1946 to study again and graduated 1954. In 1976 he published the book 'Yawning Heights' critical of the Soviet Union  in Lausanne after which he was expelled and settled 1978 in Munich. He had no formal art education. In 1999 he returned to Russia and settled in Moscow.