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A Conservative Russian Lion With Real Mass Influence – The Painter Ilya Glazunov

Using images, Russia's most popular artist has touched millions with his arch-conservative ideas about monarchism, patriotism, the need for a new Russian nobility, the fraudulence of democracy, the crimes of Bolshevism, and much else.

The popular response to his ideas has been very positive - millions of Russians heartily concur.

The album «Ilya Glazunov»

Article to the album «Ilya Glazunov»

Glazunov – an ardent and zealous person, an idealist and pragmatist believing in the word and matter, is not just an artist, he is «more than an artist».
This is true. To make sure the reader should take a look at the reference appendix of present album where his important public actions are mentioned as frequently as his artistic achievements. In Glazunov's life, lavish and saturated, full of dynamism, there are no blank, «insignificant» spots. It's not only due to particular circumstances but also thanks to his personal will, ethic position, clear purposes and bright originality, always present in his life, that the remarkable destiny pattern has been formed.

Album. Ilya Glazunov


Great Russian contemporary artist Ilya Sergeyevich Glazunov holds the title of People’s Artist of Russia, and is a full member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Other titles and distinctions include academician, honorary member of the Royal Academy of the Arts in Madrid and Barcelona for contributions to world culture, recipient of awards of the Russian Federation and the Russian Orthodox Church, Laureate of the State Award of the Russian Federation for work in designing and carrying out the reconstruction and restoration of interiors of the Grand Kremlin Palace, recipient of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award, the Vishnu Award (Laos), and the award of the World Peace Council. Glazunov is also the founder and rector of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, founder and artistic director of the Ilya Glazunov State Picture Gallery, and author of the major work, “Russia Crucified.”