Writer, historian, culturologist, TV presenter and traveler, Konstantin
Kovalev (Kovalev-Sluchevsky) is best known for authoring and presenting the
Russian television programs ‘Good evening, Moscow’, ‘Eight and a half’,
‘Coffee with Cream’, ‘Half an hour about travel’, ect. He frequently
appears on radio and television talk-shows as a commentator on contemporary
society, problems of culture, history and literature.
Professor of the
Institute of journalism and creative writing - IZHLT (Moscow). Teaching
literature, history, politics and social life.
He is also a
published author of a number of books, including his latest impressive,
detailed, first unusual historical investigations in a series ‘Life of
Outstanding People': Bortniansky, Raevsky, Savva Storozevsky, Yuri
Zvenigorodsky, the big illustrated literary-historical work The Zvenigorod
and sensation of 2009 - Another Rublevka (Secrets of the Tsar's Road), articles and books on
Russian music, musical aesthetics, literature, travel and modern television,
some have been translated into foreign languages. He was awarded
the ‘Best Books of 2007' in a nomination of the biography (Savva Storozevsky),
marked by the ‘Best First Book' Prize in 1986 (Essays about composers of 18
centuries), National award on historical literature ‘Alexander Nevsky' of
2009 and Literary Prize of Russian State Library - 2010.
From some works of authorship - collection of
memoirs written by Kovalev on Academician Likhachev (Likhachov)
and priest Alexander Men (father A. Men) - was published in 2005.
He worked in the Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of
Sciences: as a researcher, a scientific secretary of the Pushkin Committee
and the editor–in-chief of the «Nasledie» («Heritage») Publishing House of
Kovalev-Sluchevsky has authored scientific research
articles, lectured and resided at Oxford University in Great Britain, the
Humanitarian Institute in Paris (Maison des sciences de l'homme) and the
Center of Slavic Studies «Vita Nova» on the Capri (Italy). He is the author
and the anchorman of series of movies on cultural history, broadcasted on
the First TV-Channel of Russian. Member of the Russian Union of Journalists
and Union of Writers.
Russia marks anniversary of Alexander Pushkin's death
All about the brilliant Russian composer Dmitry Bortniansky (18th
including the book:
Konstantin Kovalev. "Bortniansky"
All about the famous Russian confessor - St. Savva Storozhevsky
(Zvenigorod, near Moscow,
including the book:
Kovalev. "Savva Storozevsky"
All about the famous Russian Great Prince of Moscow - Yuri Zvenigorodsky
including the book:
Zvenigorod. All about ancient city near Moscow
including the book:
Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. "Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia. The
Treasures of a Moscow Suburb.
Stories, essays and investigations"
Rublevka - Road of Russian pathos. All SECRETS of the TSAR'S ROAD.
Zvenigorod Way -
Russian Via Sacra - Rublyevo-Uspenskoe highway - Rublevka,
including the book:
Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. "Another Rublevka. Secrets of the Tsar's
Road. Virtual travel -
investigations. Moscow, Grifon and Russian Culture Foundation, 2009.
Rublevka (Rublyovka) - one of the unofficial names of a prestigious
residental area west of Moscow,
capital of Russia. The residences of many Government officials, Heads of the
state and successful
businesspeople or oligarch are located along Rublevka Highway. Real estate
prices there are some
of the highest in the Russia and in the world.
From K. Kovalev's previous publications
Konstantin P. Kovalev
(literary pseudonym -
Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky) - writer, historian, television anchorman and
host, culture expert and traveler. Professor of the Institute of journalism
and creative writing - IZHLT, Moscow. (Born 09.27.1955,
Kovalev’s most popular books are: «Orpheus of the Neva River» (received the
1986 Young Writer’s First Book Award of the Council of Writers and several
other awards); «Mystic Word», «Bortniansky», «Modest Musorgsky», «Names and
Persons of Russian Culture», «Visa to the End of the World», «Savva
Storozhevsky: Life Story in Facts, Myths and Hypotheses», «Yuri
Zvenogorodsky», «Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia. The Treasures of a
«Another Rublevka. Secrets of the Tsar's Road», «New Zvenigorod's Annals
(Chronicles of Zvenigorod)» and others, some are translated into foreign
first essays and stories, fiction reviews, and political essays were
published in 1978 when he was a journalist of the Fiction Department in the
weekly «Literaturnaia Rossiia», located on Tsvetnoi Boulevard in Moscow.
In the early 90s, Kovalev was a host in the Book Club of the House of
Architects and an editor of “Bibliophile’s Almanac” and “Book Meetings.”
the late 1980s up to the middle of 1990s, he worked as a researcher, a
scientific secretary of the Pushkin Committee, and the editor–in-chief of
the «Nasledie» («Heritage») Publishing House in the Institute of World
Literature of the Academy of Sciences (later – the Russian Academy of
Kovalev has authored scientific research articles, lectured and resided at
Oxford University in Great Britain, the Humanitarian Institute in Paris, and
the Center of Slavic Studies «Vita Nova» on the Island of Capri (Italy). In
1991, he was granted a PhD at the Institute of Alternative Medicine in
Colombo and at the Open International University of Complementary
Medicine (Moscow). He also headed the Literature Department of the Gorky
Moscow Art Theater (MKhAT).
Kovalev is the author and the anchorman of series of movies on Russian
cultural history, broadcasted on the First TV-Channel of Russian, including
«Mystical City of Kitezh», «The Riddles of Old Music Scripts», «The
Beginnings of Christian Culture», «The Road from Eternity. Nikolai Lvov:
Politician, Architect, and Music Historian (18th century)»,
«Orpheus of the Neva River. Composer Dmitrii Bortniansky and His Time» (in 2
parts), «The Anthems of the Russian State», and of numerous television
scripts, interviews and reports.
Konstantin Kovalev is famous for his evening events at the Russian Fund of
Culture, the Museum of St. Barbara’s Cathedral (at Varvarka street in
Moscow), and in the Armory Chamber and Patriarch’s palace of the Moscow
Kremlin. He is also known for his publishing projects, among others are
«PMZh» («Permanent Residency») magazine and website, the magazines «Voyage»
and «Voyage and Vacation», as well as for numerous essays and stories
published during his world travels.
Kovalev was elected the Chair of the First and Second International Chekhov
Fiction Creativity Festivals of the Russian-speaking community outside
Russia, which took place in Greece (on the semi-island of Khalkidiki and in
Athens, Greece, 2005 - 2006).
1987 – 2007, Kovalev also authored and hosted the television programs on
First Channel and other TV channels «Vivat, Russia!», «Good evening,
Moscow!», «Coffee and Cream», «Eight and a Half», «Canon», «Business Moscow»
and others. Among six other Russian TV anchorpersons, he alone was invited
by Information Agency for a sabbatical in the USA.
Kovalev is an author of the personal column «Sledy na Tele» («Traces on TV»)
about modern television in «Literaturnaya Gazeta». He is the professor
(master class in literature, music and TV-journalism) of Institute of
Journalism and Literary Creativity in Moscow and a class on «Literature and
Music» at the Gorky Literary Institute.
1981, he has been a member of the Council of Journalists of the USSR (later
– of the Russian Federation).
1985, he has been a member of the Council of Writers of USSR (later called
Moscow City Council) and the Literary Foundation.
2005, on his 50th birthday, he received the Award for
Distinguished Achievements in the Development of Russian Literature and
2007, he received a «Pride of Russia» Public Award from the Russian
book «Savva Storozhevsky» got a national award in Best Book of 2007 in the
Biography category, and his book «Yuri Zvenigorodsky» was selected as one of
the best books of 2008.
2009: K. Kovalev-Sluchevsky
trilogy of books («Savva Storozhevsky», «Yuri Zvenigorodsky»,
«Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia. The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb»)
got a national historical award
2010 - Kovalev-Sluchevsky was awarded prizes Russia State Library for the
The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb»
writer, historian, culturologist, TV presenter and
PUBLICATIONS, LITERATURE, CREATIVE WRITING
- More than 200 analytical or scientific
articles, reports, publications in magazines, newspapers, ex.
- About 100 video and TV topics, including author’s films.
- Published over 15 author’s
books (some translated into different languages):
novels, stories, essay, historical historical works and
investigations; sketches of the traveler;
some books were awarded prestigious prizes in Russia
2008-Present. Professor of the Institute of journalism
and creative writing - IZHLT, Moscow.
1990-1996. Institute of World Literature (IMLI) RAN
(Academy of Sciences, Russia), Researcher, the Scientific
of the Commission of Alexander Pushkin Studies IMLI RAN.
1988-1990. Institute of World Literature Academy of
Sciences USSR (IMLI).
Russia. Postgraduate course.
1973-1978. MGPI (MPGU). Moscow, Russia. Diploma of Higher
Education. Social science and historical faculty.
PROFESSIONAL COURSES, DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP
1989. Course of English modern literature, University of
Oxford. Oxford, England.
1990. Course and conference on the history of literature and fine arts in
Institute for the study of man (Maison des sciences de
l’homme). Paris, France.
1990. School of Slavonic Studies
scholars "Vita Nova". Capri, Italy.
1996. Course for 6 selected journalists and writers from Russia.
Special invitation by USA Information Agency. Washington
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Member of the Journalists Union of Russia (from 1981).
Member of the Writers Union and Literary Foundation of Russia (from 1988).
2001 - Present.
The founder of the project, editor-in-chief
of the illustrated magazine and site
"PMG" (Permanent Residence).
1997 - 2001
- Editor-in-chief and creator of new Russian Spa magazine
- Creator, editor-in-chief and top-manager of few
magazines projects: “K&BK” (1998),
“Moscow Today & Tomorrow” (Moscow for foreigners, on
English, 2000), “English Style” (1998).
Creator and Editor-in-chief of few newspapers:
“Voyage with Transaero” (travel-aircraft weekly
“Klins News” (Moscow region, weekly, 1999).
1996 - 1997
- Main deputy editor-in-chief of “VOYAGE AND REST” travel
(Project management, hands-on development. Centre-plus
Co. Ltd. Moscow).
- Main deputy editor-in-chief of “VOYAGE” magazine,
developer and team leader.
(Project management, hands-on development).
- Editor-in-chief and anchorman of “30 MINUTES ABOUT
weekly TV program (Moscow TV Channel -
1995 - 1996
Editor-in-chief and creator of new Russian colors travel
newspaper “T&T (Tourism and Travel)”.
1988 - 1994
Editor-in-chief of Publishing House “Heritage”
(Academy of Science Russia, Institute of World
TV & RADIO
The author and presenter
on a history of culture of Russia (a cycle "Vivat, Russia!"),
shown the First telechannel of Russia: "The Forgotten
musical city", "Riddles of ancient notes",
"The Beginnings of christian culture in Russia", "Nikolay
Lvov: the politics, the architect, the historian of music (XVIII century)",
"Composer Bortnjansky in XVIII century",
"National Hymns of the Russian state. An original
Presenter, anchorman, author, creator, editor-in-chief
or reporter of few
- “Good Evening, Moscow!” (weekly, about 3-4 hours on
- “8 and half” (1 hour game-show, weekly, 1994-1995),
- “Privately” (40 min. weekly, pre-election talk-show,
- “30 minutes about tourism” (weekly, 1996-1997),
- “Coffee & Cream” (30 min., weekly, talk-show,
(daily, 5 min., 1-channel, 2003),
- "Business Moscow" ("Delovaja
Moskva"), weekly, TVCenter, 2003-2010.
At the present time: the author and leading high-rating
radio program "Arguments and Myths"
on the radio station "Russian news service" (RSN) - every Sunday,
21.00-23.00, 107.0 fm.
Konstantin Kovalev's other books: