Natalia Medvedeva (singer)

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Natalya Georgievna Medvedeva (Russian: Наталия Георгиевна Медведева, 14 July 1958, Leningrad – 3 February 2003, Moscow) was a Russian poet, writer, singer, and member of Tribunal rock band.


At the age of 17, Medvedeva moved to Los Angeles where she found work as a model, posing for Playboy and for the cover of The Cars' self-titled debut album in 1978, photographed by Elliot Gilbert.

She was married to Eduard Limonov, a controversial Russian writer and later leader of the National Bolshevik Party, whom she met in 1982[1] in Los Angeles. Her LA period is depicted in her novel Hotel California (1989). In 1982, Medvedeva moved to Paris and became a piano bar singer. She wrote poetry, essays for French magazines, and published two novels in 1985 and 1987. In 1989 she participated in a collective poetry project, The Last 16 December 1989, together with poets Oleg Prokofiev and Anton Koslov Mayr. This project was published as a book the same year by William Brui.

In the early 1990s, Medvedeva introduced herself as a Novy Vzglyad representative in France.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

In October 1993 Medvedeva initiated an appeal to end the siege of the White House (Russian parliament) organized by Boris Yeltsin. An open letter signed by a number of Russian artists and writers was published by the French press. In late 1993 Medvedeva, following Limonov, moved to Moscow. They divorced in 1994. In the late 1990s Medvedeva had a relationship with Serguei Vysokosov, the lead guitarist from Corrosia Metalla. She recorded two albums in Russia – Trubinal Natalii Medvedevoi (Natalya Medvedeva's Tribunal) and A U Nikh Byla Strast' ("They had a passion").

At the time of her death, Medvedeva was living in Moscow. She died in her sleep of a heart attack on 3 February 2003, at the age of 44. Her ashes were spread over St. Petersburg, Paris and Los Angeles.[9]

Published works[edit]

  • Mama, ia zhulika liubliu!: roman. New York: Russica Publishers, 1988, c1987. ISBN 0-89830-114-9
  • "Poslednee 16-e Dekabrya 1989 goda", Atelier William Brui, Paris, 1989
  • Otelʹ "Kalifornia": roman, rasskazy Moskva: Literaturno-khudozh. zhurnal "Glagol", 1992. ISBN 5-87532-008-7
  • Moya borʹba Belgorod: "Vspyshki", 1994. ISBN 5-900303-96-9
  • Ia reyu znamenem--: stikhi Sankt-Peterburg: "Iskusstvo-SPB", 1995. ISBN 5-210-01478-9
  • Liubovʹ s alkogolem; V strane chudes (Russkaya tetradʹ) Belgorod: "Vspyshki", 1995. ISBN 5-900303-94-2
  • A u nikh byla strastʹ-- Moskva: Vagrius, 1999. ISBN 5-264-00059-X
  • Zhiznʹ v "No future" Moskva: Zapasnyĭ vykhod/Emergency Exit, 2005. ISBN 5-98726-016-7

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Медведева Наталия / Ночная певица – Скачать электронные книги". 4 October 2007. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Движение "Русь Нового Поколения"". Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ "ЛИМОНОВ (САВЕНКО) Эдуард Вениаминович". 29 June 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Лимонов (Савенко) Эдуард Вениаминович". Archived from the original on 13 January 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2012.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link).
  6. ^ "Грани.Ру // Общество / Умерла бывшая жена Эдуарда Лимонова Наталья Медведева". 31 January 2003. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  7. ^ Михаил Толпегин (5 February 2003). "Умерла звезда андеграунда". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Наталья Медведева: загадка российской богемы". Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  9. ^ Большая Медведица. Фильм о Наталии Медведевой on YouTube

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