35 H O W T O B E A M O D E L :
F r o m A t o Z
O u r cover story is for model busi-
ness wannabes. M an y Russian mod-
els became stars: Natalia
Semanova, Elena Liandres, Daria
Ptitsyna, Irina Bondarenko and O lg a
Otrokhova, all entered the final of
the prestigious Elite Model Look
contest and 14-year-old Diana
Kovalchuk (Red Stars model agency)
recently won the contest. PTUC H
meets two young Russian models -
Lena Rogozina and Lena Daruze.
Some Tips For Beginners:
G - G o a l: To be a top model, to
make millions, to see your face in
the best magazines, to get into
affairs with movie stars. If you go for
less than above you have chosen a
I - Individuality: Do not mimic any-
body. If you were born with Linda's
looks don't try to stress it: she's bet-
ter anyway. W hen she began she
looked like herself.
L - Luck: You can be a super-beauty
or super-professional but you will
never make a career in fashion busi-
ness if you are not able to be in the
right place in the right time.
Remember, Kate Moss was found
by accident at the airport. Be a
model every minute of your life!
20 F M
Your favourite five FM radio stations answer PTU C H questionnaire:
1. W hat is the main difference between your station and other FM stations?
2. W hat kind of music do you promote?
. 3. N am e programs on your radio most popular among the young people.
S I L V E R R A I N R A D I O
Press agent Alexey Sokolov
O u r format is different from other stations'. W e are the first and the only
station in Europe to broadcast through Internet.
Most of our music is from the W est. W e often play 6 0 -70 's Greatest hits,
not much techno. O ur music is for people of good taste in a traditional sense
of the word.
"Monmorancy" show with Alexander Laertsky; show by a rock band Time
Out; "Nochnushka” by Andrey W ulf, where listeners may call in and ask any
questions about Russian pop stars; "Love at First W ord" quiz show. A unique
program "Shock-News M agazine" with exclusive interviews with Hollywood
P R E S T I G E R A D I O
Michael Galich, music director
From the very beginning we slick to our "new format of contemporary adult
music". W e broadcast by the western standards that is, probably, the reason
why all English-speaking people here listen to our radio.
Ja z z , soul, blues, new age, some acid ja zz. Background recreational
"Musical Drawing Room" where we meet with Russian jazzmen. In
November we start a special new age program.
R A D I O S T A T I O N 1 0 6 . 8
Volodia Fonarev, program director
W e play electronic dance music. O u r DIs play live. W e are the youngest
radio, our DJs average age being 2 0 -2 2 .
Daytime: house music. Evening: special programs from ambient to break-
beat and jungle. At night: trip-hop, deep house, techno, experimental music.
"Storm Crew ", a jungle show by DIs Dan and Groove; Groove's "Hey D T
about DIs' personalities; "Funkodelica", Friday and Saturday morning after-
hour chill-out program; "Ventilator", a program on experimental techno.
M A X I M U M
Michael Kozyrev, program director
Maximum is a popular and fashionable youth radio station. W e occupy
this niche for the last five years.
O u r format is called "Top-40" in the W est. There is also a term "contempo-
rary hit-radio". W e don't only play hits, we create them.
"Swimming Lessons", Sasha Skliar's rock show; "Funny House", Volodia
Fonarev's dance program; "MTV" program. W e have the exclusive rights to
broadcast M TV material for M oscow and St.Petersburg.
E U R O P A - P L U S
Dl Alexey Zhuravlev
It is the best! O u r principal is to make a station of good spirits.
W e are European hit radio. W e play modern hits and songs that were
popular from 2 to 2 0 years ago, both western and Russian.
"Marlboro Music Dancing Club" and "Garage", modern electronic dance
music shows; "Big Parade", a basic top-10 program; "Podium", a fashion
program; night erotic show by Jenie Shaden.
R U S S I A N R A D I O
German Kacher, press agent
Stepan Stroyev, program director
1. Strictly Russian music in a round-the-clock broadcast. W e also have our
M u s h r o o m F e v e r
Some people call thenj’ J
Liberty Caps but scien-.-J
lists prefer the name o r *
because of the chemi-
cal "psilocybin" they
contain, a brother of
mescaline and an LSD's
cousin. A man who ate
mushrooms once will
always be a M an W h o
Consuming traditions of
this species in Russia
Although, we find vague
'shroom allusions in
tombstones of Starovers
believers not having
accepted the 1 7
Century Church reform]
and in folklore. It was
less than ten years ago
when last time the
'shrooms were discov-
ered by St. Petersburg
enthusiasts. In early 90s
they were found in
M oscow area. M any
Muscovites ate them last
year. This year, just
prehension with the total
mycophrenia has done
its deed: your hallucina-
tion is projected on the
reality extending itself
over the whole day,
week, month. N o w you
already can't tell where
the trip ends and starts
the life. Until you realise
that the reality around
you is indeed your inner
world and if you do
wish to turn your lighter
into a mouse, you can
5 4 S e n g t o a C i t y
F r e a k
Any person living an
idle night life in
Moscow knows him.
Everyone turns when he
appears at a party. It's
important to know what
will Leonid Kuropatkin
say of your new dress
and what is he wearing
tonight? There is some-
thing magnetic and
hypnotic about his per-
sonality you just cannot
express. Although the
clothes he wears speak
for themselves. He easi-
ly mixes all known
styles and comes out a
dandy radiant with joy.
Modelling his own and
other's clothes he works
like an active couturier.
But, ironically, he still
doesn't gain profit out
of it. He could open his
own business or, at
least, make his own
show. Instead, he helps
others: many drag-
queen shows and fash-
ionable boutiques were
organised and opened
in M oscow with his
artistic support. If we
were to put a name for
the untamed style of
Leonid Kuropatkin we'd
call it the '8 0 Moscow
Olympics at the Court
of Louis XIV.