Psychologist Vasily Pozdnyakov asked a question that worries, no doubt, all fans of science fiction writer Viktor Pelevin in his blog: what does a reclusive writer look like these days? After all, it is known that for almost a quarter of a century he has not appeared in public and forbids the replication of his photographs.
Pozdnyakov recalls a similar case when, after a long break, Mikhail Boyarsky appeared on the video last year. His fans were shocked: a sick old man and nothing more!
The majority judge Pelevin's appearance by the photograph, in which he is about 35 years old, he is quite cheerful and full of creative plans.
But now he is already 58 years old, and he should look completely different ...
The online publication Meduza (has the status of a foreign agent in the Russian Federation) publishes a "fresh" photograph of the classic of Russian science fiction, and gives details of how it was obtained.
By the way, there is another photo of Pelevin on the network, in which he is 38 years old, and he sits on the podium at a literary forum in Tokyo along with his fellow writers - Vladimir Sorokin and Tatyana Tolstaya. It was then that he finally went into the "shutter", ceasing to appear in public.
It is known that the writer himself contacts the publisher when he deems it necessary. At the end of this spring, his new book "Transhumanism Inc." was published.