Born June 16, 1955 in g. Yaroslavl. Son of the historian-latinoamerikanista Kivy Lvovich Majdanek.
. In 1977 he graduated from the Moscow Economic-Statistical Institute.
. In 1972 he was the leading disco in the Moscow State University.
. From 1974 he worked in various publications, in particular, in the "same age", in which waged a musical category.
. From 1978 to 1983 - Research Fellow, Department of History of Art at the Institute of Culture
. He specialized on the topic of "sociology of pop culture."
In 1981, belonged to the Editor samizdat magazine "Mirror". In 1982 was a first edition of samizdat rock magazine "Ear". In 1982 and 1983, played on solo guitar in the show-rock band "Sounds of Moo".
In 1983 - 85 printed on a musical theme in the Baltic. Conducted at the Latvian TV program "Videoritmy, which lasted until 1986.
Since the 1970 organized the concerts. In 1980 he was one of the organizers and a member of the jury scandalous festival "Tbilisi-80", which first became widely known group "Aquarium".
In the late 1980's was one of the initiators of the "export" of Soviet rock music abroad. He organized tour groups such as "AIR," Sounds of Moo "," TV "," Bravo "," Games "etc.. Also was the coordinator of foreign tour groups and performers.
From 1990 to December 1994 he worked at the radio station "Maximum", which released the author's program "The Ark" Uncle Ko ". Since December 1994 released this program on Radio 101.
From 1991 to April 1994 - editor in chief of music programs for young VGTRK. He was the creator and leading the column "Vanguard" Music "Program A", then was the author and presenter of music program "Exotica" (TRI).
. In April 1994, goes into an independent commercial television station NTV, where he took the post of chief editor of music programs NTV
. Since that time let the weekly music talk show "Cafe Oblomov". April 1, 1997 program "Cafe Oblomov" began its broadcast on television channel "Russia" (VGTRK).
Since 1996 - Chief editor of the publication of the journal "Playboy".
Since March 1997 - leading column weekly Novaya Gazeta. Monday ". Since 1997 - Member of the editorial board and author of the musical applications for the newspaper Novaya Gazeta, Moscow bits.
. From 1998 - the author and presenter of "Recreational equipment" on the TV channel "Culture".
. Author of books on the history of rock music - "Back in the USSR" (released in Britain in 1987, the Soviet Union - in 1991) and "Tusovka" (1990).
. Music columnist for the "Moscow Times".
. One of the founders of the company's record "General records".
. Fluent in English.
. Daughter of Alexander (1998).