“I was lucky enough to wear two hats while working on the project: the producer and the
editor. It gave me a huge advantage, namely an opportunity to see the project from the
outside and inside at the same time. It was a tremendously pleasant experience, I’ve
learned a lot about the culture of different nations, listened to hundreds of new songs, and
met dozens of amazingly talented people. Today, when the first season of Sounds of
Canada is wrapping up, my main dream is to continue working on the project in the
Maxim wrote and published more than 10 books on the history of Russian underground
and émigré music and culture.
Regular guest lecture in Wien University, Oxford («Art in action» festival) and
participant in academic conferences: Cardiff University (UK), Tallinn University (EU)
PhD in Economics (2000).
Created 100+ scripts for documentary movies, hosted a TV-show for 9 years in Russia
and now hosts a TV-show "I have something to tell you..." devoted to Russian culture on
Own one of the world largest collection of Russian underground, émigré and gypsy music