My name is Giuliano Vivaldi. I am a translator, blogger and write for various publications (mainly on Russian and Soviet cinema). My articles have appeared in Film Philosophy, Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, Calvert Journal, Desist Film, Open Left, the Russian New Literary Observer journal. Scholarly articles of mine and translations of other authors have appeared in Historical Materialism, Stasis, eflux, wdw review, artseverywhere and other journals.

With this blog I aim to post on subjects not directly related to Russian and Soviet cinema- my blog Soviet and Post-Soviet Visions concentrates on that subject and could be found here as well as blogs on Juan Rodolfo Wilcock, radical perspectives on food cultures etc.

I presently live in the Moscow Region (20 kilometers outside Moscow) but spend periods of time in both the UK (Brighton) and Italy (Riomaggiore). Other cities where I have lived include Trieste, Odessa, Salamanca, Madrid and Barcelona and I travelled extensively through Crimea between 2008 and 2012. I lived one year in the city of Novokuznetsk and lived two years in the Trentino region of Italy.

I am working on a large work which tie together my impressions of my past almost two decades of interest in Russian and Post-Soviet art and realities (linking art, philosophy, cinema and history into a proposed multi-media work of text, photography and documentary film) and which is provisionally entitled Visa No. 19.

I tweet on twitter here: @GiulianoVivaldi

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  1. Hi Giuliano, my name is Dmitri. Can I please ask you to get in touch with me over email – This would be with regard to perhaps doing a radio interview about a Russian film festival that is opening in London.
    I have also read you blog piece on Prilepin and some others. Interesting).

    • well this is a translation of an article which appeared in Russian not from my own research- I haven’t managed to check the sources of the article but the original article was here: There are, I think, books on workers resistance and opposition in the Soviet Union. I’ll try to check up on some titles. I checked some of the names on an internet search- seemed to corroborate some of what was written in the article. It’s certainly a subject matter which has been neglected and deserves more thorough study.

  2. ciao giuliano, sono nikolay oleynikov, you recently commented on our book . first of all – thank you for your great review! it’s flattering indeed. secondly, we are about to republish the book as the first edition is off, so Svob Marx Izd would like to ask for your permission to quote a line from your review on the cover of the book. if you would not have general objections how woud you prefere to be mentioned there with your own name or with the name of your blog, or both. please let us know.
    thank you in advance

  3. Hi Giuliano,
    I am in the US and am interested in the novel by Bruno Jasienski, Conspiracy of the Indifferent. I am not able to read it as I don’t read Russian. I would like to write to you by email. Will you reply to give me your email.
    E. M. Schotz.

    • Hello, sorry instead of replying separately I’d inadvertently edited your comment with my reply at the end (was trying to reply with my iphone)- anyway just to let you know here is my email address:
      Will await your letter with interest. Best regards, Giuliano Vivaldi

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