Artemy Troitsky

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Artemy Troitsky

Art, Artem, Artemiy or Artemy Troitsky (Russian: Арте́мий Тро́ицкий, born 16 June 1955 in Yaroslavl) is a Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster, and an academic who has taught classes on music journalism at Moscow State University. He was born in Yaroslavl, then in the Soviet Union. In 1988 he was described in the New York Times as "the leading Soviet rock critic".[1]

In 1986 Troitsky was one of the organizers of the "Account No. 904" rock concert, modelled on Live Aid, to raise funds for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, the first such concert in the Soviet Union.[2]

Currently Troitsky is living in Tallinn, Estonia and works as a lecturer in Tallinn and Helsinki.


  • Back in the USSR: The True Story of Rock in Russia. London and Boston: Faber & Faber, 1988.
Reviewed by Richard Stites in Slavic Review 48:2 (1989): 308; by Alex Raksin in the Los Angeles Times, Nov. 27, 1988.
  • Tusovka: Who's Who in the New Soviet Rock Culture. London: Omnibus, 1990.
Translated into Italian by Vincenzo Perna as Tusovka. Rock e stili nella nuova cultura sovietica. Turin: 1990.



  1. Bill Keller, About the Arts: Moscow. Rock, Born in the U.S.S.R., in The New York Times, Oct. 9, 1988.
  2. "Soviet Stars Give Concert for Chernobyl", Rock Hill Herald 29 May 1986, p. 4b.

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