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Producer and promoter

 

Some of Stas Namins best-known projects:

 

1969

Russias first national super group The Flowers (Stas Namin Group). 60 million records sold.

1981

USSRs first ever and the biggest national pop-rock festival in Yerevan, Armenia, (70,000 audience), hailed as The Yerevan Woodstock by Time magazine.

1983

First Soviet music video banned in the USSR but aired on MTV in 1986.

1985

First post-Cold War Soviet-US cultural project - the Peace Child musical and live TV space bridge between the USSR and the United States.
First Soviet international pop music album We Wish You Happiness with Mikis Theodorakis, Michel Legrand, Dean Reed and others recorded illegally and banned in USSR. Limited edition was printed for the United Nations Organization.
Namins song We Wish You Happiness that was outlawed for two years eventually became a national super hit topping the national charts for the next three years. It remained best known and beloved song of Russian people.

1986

The Flowers tours the US and Canada (45 days). Only on the wave of perestroika they managed to break the iron curtain They were not only the first Soviet rock group, but first Soviet performers touring US after the Cold War. The groups first Western tour after being forbidden by regime, followed by a 3-year world tour.

1987

First Soviet private Producing Center and first Concert Agency at the Gorky Park in Moscow, where all forbidden rock groups could first time record and perform what ever they wanted without control of the regime.
First in the country privately owned restaurant Victoria, which became the most popular place among progressive people in Moscow.
First in the country non-governmental recording and design studio.
The Gorky Park rock group wascreated and produced.

1989

USSRs first ever historic international rock festival at Luzhniki bringing together Bon Jovi, Motley Crew, Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, inderella and other major rock acts with an estimated 200,000 ecstatic head bangers thronging the stadium. The Moscow Peace Festival became a shining symbol of freedom and heralded the start of a new era in Russian history. The Stas Namin Center contributed one million dollars - the entire gross profit of ticket sales - to a national anti-drug foundation.

1989

Creation of the first non-governmental symphony orchestra the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, organization of the tour with Electric Light Orchestra and other tours and recordings.

1990

The One World movement and the first international pop, rock and ethnic music festival held in Gorky Park in Moscow featuring the Caoma band, Boy George and others. The concept of the One World festival is to get musicians of different nationalities, races and religions playing together on one stage. The festivals global aim is to remove ethnic, social and religious barriers that keep people apart and find a way to achieve real unity and brotherhood of mankind.
Russias first independent SNC Record label broke the monopoly of the state record label Melodia.

1991

Breaking the monopoly of Soviet regime the exhibitions of the famous American artist Peter Max were organized in Moscow (Academy of Fine Arts) and in St. Petersburg (the Hermitage Museum).
Establishment of Russias first independent and

 

privately owned Radio SNC. It was first live Soviet media without censorship. The station was closed by KGB during the 1991 Coup.
Creation of the first in the country private entertainment show Moscow-On-Ice and organization of its world tour.
Production of the first private Russian-American film Neskuchny Sad (Jolly Garden) about sexual revolution in New Russia.
Inauguration of the Stanbet gallery of contemporary art.

1992

The legendary festival Rock from the Kremlin featuring all previously banned rock outfits (Aquarium, DDT, Alisa, Nautilus, Brigada S, and others). The first privately organized concert held at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses.
The opening of Russias first private television company SNC Television (Russian Channel).

1993

The first privately held show on the Red Square Hello Russia! - demonstration of a collection by Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto with fireworks and Russian and Japanese performers.
Design and construction of the Yellow Submarine hot air balloon, which in 1995 became a major attention grabber at the World Festival of Balloons in Albuquerque (US) and the only Russian-made balloon included in the World Catalog of Unique Balloons.

1994

Publishing the Stas Magazine (200 pages) whose unorthodox concept offers an across-the-board picture of Russian cultural trends and their popularity ratings gauged by leading art experts.
Inauguration of the unique Tsars Hunting (Tsarskaya Okhota) Russian restaurant together with Arkady Novikov.

1996

Legendary 16-city, all-stadium super tour by 20 of Russias best-loved pop, rock, theater and film stars billed For the Future of Free Russia.

1997

Together with Sergey Soloviev and Alexander Abdulov production of the 20th Moscow International Film Festival. The Stas Namin Center invited more than 20 film superstars from around the world to come

 

over, including Gina Lollobrigida, Sophia Loren, Alberto Sordi, Ornella Muti, Brigit Nielsen, Geoffrey Rush and Robert De Niro, musicians Michel Legrand, Chuck Berry and others.
One World international festival on Red Square (concert) and Teatralnaya Square (carnival)in Moscow timed for the citys 850th birthday celebrations, featuring ethnic groups from Japan, Scotland, Brazil, India, Britain, Israel, the Palestinian Autonomy, Bulgaria and other countries.
Organization of a Circumnavigation to Easter Island with Thor Heyerdahl, Yuri Senkevich and other friends.

1998

Opening of the originally designed RhythmnBlues Cafe in Moscow.
Stas Namins personal photo exhibition at the Moscow Central Exhibition Hall Manezh featuring nearly 400 of his photographs.
Recording of theall-instrumental Stas Namins guitar solo album Kama Sutra.
Recording of the Dinasaurs traditional rocknroll album with the famous stars of the 60-s: Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy), Sergei Dyuzhikov(Scythians) and others.

1999

Stas Namins personal photo exhibition at the central House of Artists in Moscow (over 300 images).Establishment of the Moscow Music and Drama Theater as an absolutely new theatrical company to fuse musical and dramatic art, with a unique cast that would equally operate with such means of expression as word, music and movement, plus a repertoire to match. First ever Broadway production in Russia featuring rock musical Hair with joint Russian-American team of actors.

2000

Other theatre productions comedy Private Chonkin (after V. Voinovich), tragedy Four Stories (after Alexander Pushkin), rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar (Andrew-Lloyd Webber), drama The House of Bernarda Alba (Garcia Lorca), theatrical poem The Vigil (Ernest Bryl), and many others.

2001

The Flowers re-union and anniversary concert with special guests the most famous rock stars in Russia, held at the Rossiya Concert Hall in Moscow. And the Flowerstour in Sweden, Britain, Israel and the United States.
First in the history of Israel presentation of the legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar performed in Jerusalem by Stas Namin Theater.

2003

The Year of Russian Culture in Germany as part of a series of Russian-German cultural exchanges (Bolshoi Theater, Mariinsky Theater, symphony orchestras, drama theaters, art, orchestras and ensembles more than 3,500 participants in all).
The first in the history Russian Film Festival (RIFF) in Hollywood (California, US) presenting more than 50 feature films, documentaries and cartoons.
The Russian Film Festival (RIFF) in Frankfurt-on-Maine, Germany (74 films).

2004

The Year of German Culture in Russia as part of a series of Russian-German cultural exchanges.
The first annual Festival of Russian culture Russian Nights in Los Angeles and New York

2005

Cultural program for the International Book Fair in Hannover (Germany).
The second Russian Nights in Los Angeles.
The first time in the history of Russia the tour of Music and Dance Ensemble of Chinese Army.

2006

The third Russian Nights Festival in Los Angeles (USA), followed by the Russian Nights Festivals in Seoul (Korea).
The Year of Russian Culture in China.
Moscow Symphony Orchestra foreign tours with new program Moscow Symphony Rocks.
Russian version of HAIR musical first time in the history presented in USA (Hollywood).

2007 The Year of Chinese Culture in Russia as part of a
series of Russian-Chinese cultural exchange.
The Festival of Korean Culture in Russia.




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