Aleksei Kruchenykh

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Aleksei Kruchenykh
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Kruchenykh, Moscow 1913
Birth name Aleksei Eliseevich Kruchenykh
Born (1886-02-09)February 9, 1886
Olevka, Kherson province, Ukraine
Died June 17, 1968(1968-06-17) (aged 82)
Moscow
Nationality Russian
Field Poetry, Collage, Artist's book
Movement Russian Futurism, Zaum
Works Universal War, 1916

Aleksei Eliseevich Kruchenykh or Kruchonykh or Kruchyonykh (Russian: Алексе́й Елисе́евич Кручёных; 21 February 1886 – 17 June 1968), a well-known poet of the Russian "Silver Age", was perhaps the most radical poet of Russian Futurism, a movement that included Vladimir Mayakovsky, David Burliuk and others. Together with Velimir Khlebnikov, Kruchenykh is considered the inventor of zaum. Kruchenykh wrote the libretto for the Futurist opera Victory Over the Sun, with sets provided by Kazimir Malevich. He married Olga Rozanova, an avant-garde artist, in 1912.

The Russian punk band Grazhdanskaya Oborona have a reggae-styled song called "Posveshtenie A. Kruchenykh" (Homage to A. Kruchenykh) on their 1990 concept album Instruktsiya po vyzhivaniyu.

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