Anton Dolin

Anton Dolin is a Russian film critic, journalist, radio host, blogger and podcaster. He was born in Moscow on 01/23/1976. He graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Philology) in 1997 as a teacher of Russian literature. In 2000, he graduated from the doctoral program of the Gorky Institute of World Literature. He worked as a host for Echo of Moscow from 1997 to 2003 and for Radio Mayak from 2007 to 2019. He has also worked for such newspapers and magazines as Moskovskiye Novosti (2006–2007), Expert (2006–2013), The New Times (2008–2017), Vedomosti (2011–2014), Gazeta.Ru (2012–2013), Afisha (2013–2017), and Meduza (since 2017). In 2012, Dolin joined the staff of the Evening Urgant late-night show as a host of the film review section. In 2020, he was fired from Channel One for publishing a negative review on Andrei Kravchuk's Union of Salvation for Meduza. In 2017, Anton Dolin became the editor-in-chief of the Iskusstvo Kino film magazine (the oldest in Europe). In 2021 he started his own YouTube channel Radio Dolin, supported by Meduza. In 2013, Dolin opposed the Russian gay propaganda law and expressed support to the Russian LGBT community. In 2014, he supported Euromaidan and criticized the Russian government for interfering with internal affairs of Ukraine. In September 2020, Dolin supported the Belarusian protests. On 7 March 2022, after protesting the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dolin fled to Riga in Latvia following death threats by Russian ultranationalists. He is a member of the public council of the Russian Jewish Congress. He is the author of 13 books, including analysis of the work of such film directors as Lars von Trier, David Lynch, Jim Jarmusch, Roy Andersson, Aleksey German, the Dardenne brothers, Takeshi Kitano and Jafar Panahi.