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Andrey Makarevich
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Born Andrey Vadimovich Makarevich
(1953-12-11) 11 December 1953 (age 61)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Alma mater Moscow Institute of Architecture
Occupation Singer, composer, writer, graphics artist, television host, producer, poet
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recorded September 2013

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Andrey Vadimovich Makarevich PAR (Russian: Андре́й Вади́мович Макаре́вич; born 11 December 1953 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Soviet and Russian rock musician and the founder of Russia's oldest still active rock band Mashina Vremeni (Time Machine).

Personal life[edit]

Makarevich was born in Moscow to mixed heritage parents of Belarusian (royal peasantry),[1] Polish aristocracy (from the Sas family), Greek[2] and Jewish[3] origin. He graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture as a graphics artist. He is Christian.[citation needed]


As a youth, Makarevich was a big fan of English rock band The Beatles. In 1969, he founded Mashina Vremeni, a rock band largely inspired by western rock and blues of the time. He is the band's singer and guitarist. While their music is written by all the members, Makarevich is the band's exclusive lyrics writer.

Makarevich also released eight solo albums, participated in regular TV shows and assisted other groups and artists. He authored several poetry collections and two volumes of memoirs. Makarevich is also interested in painting. He accompanied Mikhail Gorbachev on his solo album in 2009.[4]

Makarevich performed for Ukraine's internally displaced people during the war in Donbass in the Ukrainian town Svyatogorsk in August 2014.[5] Deputy of the State Duma Yevgeny Alexeyevich Fyodorov vowed to strip Makarevich of all Russian state honors, describing his performance in Svyatogorsk as "collaborating with the fascists".[5][6] Later that month, NTV aired a documentary titled 13 Friends of the Junta in which Makarevich was described as a "traitor" and supporter of fascists. The Moscow Times reported that footage of his concert "was merged with images of the fighting that he supposedly endorsed. The program never mentions that the concert was for the benefit of Ukraine's internally displaced children."[7]

In July 2015, Makarevich together with Ukrainian band Haydamaky and Polish singer Maciej Maleńczuk presented a new song "Only love will keep you alive" (Тільки любов залишить тебе живим). The lyrics of the song are written in three languages – Russian, Ukrainian and Polish.[8][9]

Solo discography[edit]

Makarevich speaking with Dmitry Medvedev
  • 1989 – Песни под гитару
  • 1991 – У ломбарда
  • 1994 – Я рисую тебя
  • 1997 – Двадцать лет спустя (Andrey Makarevich and Boris Grebenshchikov)
  • 1996 – Песни, которые я люблю
  • 1996 – Пионерские блатные песни (Alexei Kozlov and Andrey Makarevich)
  • 1998 – Женcкий Альбом (Andrey Makarevich and group Paporotnik)
  • 1999 – Песни из кинофильма "Перекресток"
  • 2000 – Время напрокат (Andrey Makarevich and group Kvartal)
  • 2001 – Лучшее
  • 2002 – И Т.Д.
  • 2003 – Избранное
  • 2003 – Тонкий шрам на любимой попе
  • 2004 – От меня к тебе
  • 2005 – Песни Геннадия Ни-Ли
  • 2005 – Песни Булата Окуджавы
  • 2006 – Старая машина
  • 2007 – Штандер
  • 2008 – Было не с нами
  • 2008 – 55
  • 2009 – Лучшее
  • 2012 – Вино и слёзы

TV projects[edit]

  • Смак (Gusto) – cookery and chat program.
  • Три окна (Three windows) – successor of Smak
  • Подводный мир с Андреем Макаревичем (Underwater world with Andrey Makarevich)


Makarevich played an important acting role in Eldar Ryazanov's 2000 film Tikhiye omuty (Still Waters). He has also composed music for a number of films.[10]


  • 1991 – Персональная выставка. Дворец Молодежи. Москва, Россия.
  • 1991—1993 – Персональная выставка. Галерея "Борей". Санкт-Петербург, Россия.
  • 1991—1993 – Совместная выставка с А. Белле. Санкт-Петербург, Россия.
  • 1991—1993 – Серия передвижных выставок по городам России.
  • 1994 – Андрей Макаревич, Андрей Белле. Галерея "Палитра". Санкт-Петербург, Россия.
  • 1995 – Персональная выставка. Казерта, Италия.
  • 1996 – Персональная выставка. Рига, Латвия.
  • 1998 – "Арт-Манеж'98". ЦВЗ "Манеж". Москва, Россия.
  • 1998 – Персональная выставка. "Галерея Аллы Булянской". Москва, Россия.
  • 1999 – Арт-салон "ЦДХ'99". Центральный Дом Художника. Москва, Россия.
  • 2000 – Консульство России. Лондон, Великобритания.
  • 2000 – "Арт-Манеж'2000". ЦВЗ "Манеж". Москва, Россия.
  • 2000 – Арт-салон "ЦДХ'2001". Центральный Дом Художника. Москва, Россия.


  • Все очень просто ("Everything is very simple")
  • Сам овца ("A sheep against the brave")
  • Стихи и песни ("Poetry and songs")
  • Андрей Макаревич: песни и стихи ("Andrey Makarevich: songs and poetry")
  • 7 городов ("Seven towns")
  • СМАК: встречи на кухне ("SMAK: meetings at a kitchen")
  • Что такое дайвинг или акваланги для всех (в соавторстве с Юрием Бельским) {"What scuba-diving is like or Scuba's for everyone!"}
  • Место где свет ("A place where there is light")
  • Занимательная наркология {"Entertaining study of drug addiction"}


  1. ^ "Как известно, среди звезд российской эстрады есть немало белорусов. Это Владимир Кузьмин, Алена Свиридова, Игорь Корнелюк, Андрей Макаревич, Борис Моисеев, солисты групп "Би-2" и "Ночные снайперы" (in Russian). 
  2. ^ Полесская родословная рок-музыканта Андрея Макаревича
  3. ^ ""This year, preparations for the Rosh ha-Shana involved people from all walks of the Moscow Jewish community. The capital's foremost restaurants and caterers provided food and beverages for the reception, evidently trying to impress the guests with the quality of their specialties. Taking part in the entertainment program, called "Together for 200 Years," were Iosif Kobzon, Mikhail Zhvanetsky, Maxim Dunaevsky and Andrei Makarevich"". 
  4. ^ Odynova, Alexandra (19 June 2009). "Former Soviet Leader Gorbachev Records Album". The Saint Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  5. ^ a b Balmforth, Tom (18 August 2014). "Russian Rocker Called a 'Traitor' For Performing for IDPs in Ukraine". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 
  6. ^ Stomping Cats and Lace Panties: Russia's 12 Most Surreal Legislative Initiatives
  7. ^ Dolgov, Anna (26 August 2014). "Russian Rock Star Makarevich Slammed in State TV Smear Campaign". The Moscow Times. 
  8. ^ "Макаревич заспівав з українцями і поляком про "дракона на ім'я влада"" [Makarevich sang with Ukrainians and Poles about "A dragon named 'Power'"] (in Ukrainian). LatestNewsResource. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Макаревич, Маленчук і "Гайдамаки" записали нову пісню про мир". Укрінформ. 21 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Andrey Makarevich at the Internet Movie Database

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