Ilya Valeryevich Kormiltsev

Ilya Valeryevich Kormiltsev

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Death 4 Feb 2007 (aged 47)
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 98874689 · View Source
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He was a Russian poet, translator and publisher. He is most famous for working as songwriter and producer in Nautilus Pompilius, one of most popular rock bands in Soviet Union and, later, Russia. He worked with Nautilus Pompilius during 1980s and 1990s. He understood the English and French languages to a near-native level and translated books in these languages into his native Russian. Later, he founded "Óëüòðà Êóëüòóðà" publishing house and managed it as editor-in-chief since 2003 until his death in 2007. The publishing house became notorious in 2004, when Russian authorities accused it with propaganda of drug use and terrorism. On a visit to London in January 2007, he fell and injured his spine. On January 22, 2007 he was diagnosed with incurable spinal cancer and died on February 4, 2007. A funeral service was held at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery in Moscow. Alexander Korotich designed the monument to a Russian poet Ilya Kormiltsev that was placed in Moscow in 2009, Geydar Dzhemal, the chairman of the Islamic Committee of Russia, announced that he embraced Islam before his death. Although initially Kormiltsev's friends and relatives denied this had taken place, after the funeral, they announced that Kormiltsev had been buried in a savan, facing Mecca. A commemorative bench for Kormiltsev was installed at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 14 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 98874689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ilya Valeryevich Kormiltsev (26 Sep 1959–4 Feb 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98874689, citing Troekurov Cemetery, Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .