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country of citizenship:
Soviet Union, Russia
native language: Russian
language of expression: Russian, English
educated at: Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics
occupation: journalist, music critic, presenter, prosaist, television presenter, radio personality, music journalist
award received: Medal “Defender of a Free Russia”, Tampere Music Award
Art, Artem, Artemiy or Artemy Troitsky (Russian: Арте́мий Тро́ицкий, born 16 June 1955 in Yaroslavl) is a Russian journalist, music critic, concert promoter, radio host, and academic who has lectured 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" as one of the foremost propagandists of rock music in the USSR.
In 1986 Troitsky was one of the organizers of the "Account No. 904" rock concert, modeled on Live Aid, to raise funds for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster, the first such concert in the Soviet Union.Currently Troitsky is living in Tallinn, Estonia and works as a lecturer in Tallinn and Helsinki.
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non-fiction book by Artemy Troitsky that depicted emergence of rock music in the Soviet Unionwd:Q3685042