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New books of

K.Kovalev-Sluchevsky

  

 

Another Rublevka

 Secrets of the Tsar's Road
(all secrets of Rublevka!!!)

 

 

New Zvenigorod's Annals (Chronicles of Zvenigorod)

Unusual history of Russia

 

 

Zvenigorod

and Zvenigorod’s Russia

The Treasures of

a Moscow Suburb.

Stories, essays and investigation
(Format of the encyclopedia,

more than 1000 illustrations)

 

 

Yuri Zvenigorodsky

Great Prince of Moscow

Book in a series "Life of outstanding people"

 

 

Savva Storozhevsky

Life: facts and myths,

legends and hypotheses.
Book in a series "Life of outstanding people"

 

 

 Bortniansky

Composer 18th century

Book in a series "Life of outstanding people"

 

 

Names and persons

of Russian culture

 

 

Saint Savva

and great battles

of Medieval Russia

 

 

 Visa to the end

of the Earth
Brief advice to the

 serious traveler

 

Historical personnels

on a site (rus),

by Konstantin

Kovalev-Sluchevsky:

 

Balakirev Мilij

Beauharnais Eugčne, de

Berdiaev Nicolai

Berezovsky Maxim

Borodin Alexander

Bortniansky Dmitry

Burtsev Vasily

Chekhov Anton

Derzhavin Gavriil

Dmitry Donskoy

Dmitry Krasny

Evdokija Moskovskaja

Glinka Mihail

Gogol Nikolai

Griboedov Alexander

Handoshkin Ivan

Hristianin Fedor

Karamzin Nikolai

Likhachov Dmitry
Lossky Nikolai

Lvov Nikolai

Men, Father Alexander

Mezenets Alexander

Mussorgsky Modest

Palamarchuk Petr

Pasternak Boris

Pushkin Alexander

Radischev Alexander

Raevsky Nikolai

Savva Storozhevsky, St.

Shmelev Ivan

Shtelin Jakob, fon

Suvorov Alexander

Trostnikov Viktor

Vasily I Dmitrievich

Vasily II Vasilievich

Yuri Zvenigorodsky

 

 

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     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 Russia, 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 scientific literature.
     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.

 

News and pages (eng.)

 

           Russia marks anniversary of Alexander Pushkin's death  ›››

           All about the brilliant Russian composer Dmitry Bortniansky (18th century),

             including the book: Konstantin Kovalev. "Bortniansky"  ›››

           All about the famous Russian confessor - St. Savva Storozhevsky (Zvenigorod, near Moscow,

             14-15th century), including the book: Konstantin Kovalev. "Savva Storozevsky" NEW!!!  ›››

           All about the famous Russian Great Prince of Moscow - Yuri Zvenigorodsky (Zvenigorod,

             near Moscow, 14-15th century), including the book: Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. "Jury

             Zvenigorodsky" NEW!!!  ›››

           Zvenigorod. All about ancient city near Moscow (14-15th century), including the book:

             Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky. "Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia. The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb.

             Stories, essays and investigations" NEW!!!  ›››

           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 -

             stories, and investigations. Moscow, Grifon and Russian Culture Foundation, 2009.

             Sensation of 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.  NEW!!!  ›››

           From K. Kovalev's previous publications  ›››

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Short biography

 

     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, www.kkovalev.ru).

      

     Among 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 Moscow Suburb»,
«Another Rublevka. Secrets of the Tsar's Road», «New Zvenigorod's Annals (Chronicles of Zvenigorod)» and others, some are translated into foreign languages.

     His 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.”

     From 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 Sciences).

     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).

     In 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.

     Since 1981, he has been a member of the Council of Journalists of the USSR (later – of the Russian Federation).

     Since 1985, he has been a member of the Council of Writers of USSR (later called Moscow City Council) and the Literary Foundation.

     In 2005, on his 50th birthday, he received the Award for Distinguished Achievements in the Development of Russian Literature and Civilization.

     In 2007, he received a «Pride of Russia» Public Award from the Russian Federation.

     His 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 «Alexander Nevsky».

     2010 - Kovalev-Sluchevsky was awarded prizes Russia State Library for the book «Zvenigorod and Zvenigorod’s Russia. The Treasures of a Moscow Suburb»

 

 

 RESUME 

Konstantin Kovalev

(Konstantin Kovalev-Sluchevsky)

writer, historian, culturologist, TV presenter and traveler;

mass-media editor-in-chief;

 

(born 27.09.1955)

(personal site: www.kkovalev.ru

 

 

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 and abroad.

SCIENCE, EDUCATION

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 Secretary

of the Commission of Alexander Pushkin Studies IMLI RAN.

1988-1990. Institute of World Literature Academy of Sciences USSR (IMLI).

Moscow, 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 Europe.

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 D.C., USA.

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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).

 

MASS-MEDIA, PUBLISHING

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 “RESORTS-DOSSIER”.

- 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 newspaper, 1997),

“Klins News” (Moscow region, weekly, 1999).

1996 - 1997

- Main deputy editor-in-chief of “VOYAGE AND REST” travel magazine.

(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 TOURISM”

weekly TV program (Moscow TV Channel - MTK).

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 Literature). Moscow.

TV & RADIO

The author and presenter films 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 history".

Presenter, anchorman, author, creator, editor-in-chief or reporter of few TV programs:

- “Good Evening, Moscow!” (weekly, about 3-4 hours on air, 1989-1993),

- “8 and half” (1 hour game-show, weekly, 1994-1995),

- “Privately” (40 min. weekly, pre-election talk-show, 1995-1996),

- “30 minutes about tourism” (weekly, 1996-1997),

- “Coffee & Cream” (30 min., weekly, talk-show, 1999-2000),

- “Press-review” (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:

Amazon.com - here ›››

Worldcatlibraries.org - here ›››

Ozon.ru - here ›››

 

 

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