Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts

Art critic,  musicologist, screenwriter, teacher, professor

Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1984)

Academician of the International Academy of Art (1995)

National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Russia (2002), Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio (2003) of the International Academy of Ecology, Human and Nature Safety - Section "Education and Culture" (2003)

Member of the Board of Founders of the Soviet Cultural Foundation (1988).

The main belt asteroid 8142 Zolotov is named after him.

A. Zolotov worked at numerous Soviet-era publications including Komsomolskaya Pravda and the TV series Vremya. He eventually attained the rank of Assistant Minister of Culture between 1990 and 1992. After the fall of the USSR he became the chief editor of RIA Novosti in 1994. 

A. Zolotov has written over 30 documentaries about Russian musicians, composers and conductors.

Main works:

“The Book of Sviridov” (compiler, author of the preface, articles and interviews, 1983), “Alexander Vedernikov” (1987), “Bolshoi Theater of the USSR” (1987), “Alexander Vedernikov - singer, artist, artist” (compiler, author of the preface , articles and interviews, 1988), “... Leaf Fall, or In Minutes of Music. Improvisations, excerpts, images ”(1990),“ The modern cultural process and its interpretation by the media ”(1998),“ The Ark of Chingiz Aitmatov ”(compiled, articles' author, 2004).
He is the author of more than 30 documentary television films and films about artists, including the works of E.A. Mravinsky, S.T. Richter, D.D. Shostakovich, G.V. Sviridov, as well as artists, architects, artists.
Author of articles in scientific collections, magazines, newspapers, the Internet in Russia and abroad on issues of visual arts, music, literature, theater, cinema, television.


Order of Friendship

Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh, III degree

Order "For services to the Fatherland IV degree"
Medal "Worthy" of the Russian Academy of Arts