Sunday 1.12 at 7pm at Arkadia: Talk with Russian writer and journalist Zahar Prilepin

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to a talk with Zahar Prilepin on Sunday 1.12 at 7pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11)

Zahar Prilepin is a Russian writer and journalist, and is the editor-in-chief of the Novaya Gazeta supplement in Nizhny Novgorod.

He will discuss the present situation in Russia with journalist Oksana Chelysheva

All are welcome to join the discussion and express freely their views and opinions.The talk will take place in Russian and in English.

Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome

Zahar Prilepin graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the Nizhny Novgorod State University and the School of Public Policy. He worked as a labourer, a security guard, served as a squad leader in the riot police, took part in the fighting in Chechnya in 1996 and 1999.

On March 10, 2010 signed a petition Russian opposition “Putin must retire “. In an interview published March 16, 2010, stated: “Putin – a system, and it is necessary to change the whole system. Need to open political space. First of all it is necessary to bring the country out of the state’s political freezing. This requires a free parliament, discussion, independent press.”

In 2011, Zakhar Prilepin as a rap artist has recorded a joint track with the musicians from the band “25/17” for album of their side
project “Ice 9” – “Cold War”. The track is called “Kittens“. It had a video, in which Zakhar Prilepin played a major role.
Later, in March 2013, Zahar starred in the movie “Axes” of the same group.

In 2011, Zakhar Prilepin established his own band “Elefank.” The label “Midday Music» band released their debut album “Seasons” .

In 2012, Zakhar Prilepin appeared as an actor, having played in the TV series “Inspector Cooper” and in the film by Alexei Uchitel,