In Moscow on June 11 died journalist, artist and art critic Igor Dudinsky. He was 75 years old. Dudinsky’s wife Ekaterina told about the death, information confirmed director and artist’s daughter Valery Gai Germanika.
In early June, it was reported that Dudinsky was hospitalized with a diagnosis of “infectious-toxic shock.”
Dudinsky since the 1960s was one of the figures of the Moscow cultural underground, a member of the so-called Yuzhinsky Circle, an underground literary and philosophical salon organized around the writer Yuri Mamleev. In different years, its participants were, in particular, Geidar Dzhemal, Evgeny Golovin and Alexander Dugin, after the emigration of Mamleev, the “circle” gathered at Dudinsky’s dacha in Peredelkino.
In the 60s, Dudinsky participated in the dissident movement, for participation in 1965 in one of the first human rights demonstrations in the USSR in defense of Yuli Daniel and Andrei Sinyavsky, he was expelled from the university. He worked on television in Magadan, then in the newspaper “Moscow Speaks and Shows”. After the start of perestroika, he was a correspondent for a number of popular publications. From 1995 to 2005, he was the editor-in-chief of the Megapolis Express tabloid newspaper. Among other things, he supported the newspaper of the banned NBP “Limonka”.
He was also a Moscow correspondent for the literary and artistic almanac “Muleta”, founded and published the newspaper “The Last Pole” and the magazine “Continent Russia”.
In 2007, he became the first deputy editor-in-chief of the Moskovsky Korrespondent newspaper. He was one of the authors of an article about the alleged marriage of Vladimir Putin and Alina Kabaeva, because of which the newspaper was closed by order from above. He also painted, wrote prose and plays.