Article in Wikipedia, video of a lecture and 70th birthday conference

Recent math. papers in Russian

"Applied Combinatorial Mathematics", edited/translated book, 1968

"Geometry of Cuts and Metrics", Russian translation, 2001: book

"Isometric Embedding of Polyhedral Graphs", Russian translation and revised edition, 2008: book

"Encyclopedic Dictionary of Distances", Russian translation and revised edition, 2008, of "Dictionary of Distances", book and fragments in "Zerkalo", 2007

"Geometry of Chemical Graphs", Russian translation and revised edition, 2013:

Above books in Russian and books in English sold in Russia, see also and

On scientific evaluation; On science versus power (see pp. 91-101) and


"Soviet Theater Audiences," Slavic Review, 34 (1975) 716-730, by M.Deza and M.Matthews is used in 1, 2, 3, 4

Portrait by Vladimir Weisberg, 1962, and by Boris Zhutovsky, 1986

Early Russian poetry book: "59-62" and its .pdf

Poems "1973-1976" in "Novaya Yunost" (="New Youth")

Poems "Putiami vremeni" (="On the routes of time") and "Brevitas" in "7 iskusstv" (= "Seven Arts")

"Mikhail Deza" (pp. 317-319 in Memoirs, 2nd vol.) and "Evfimizmy" by Igor Yefimov. "Kafe Bobur" by Irina Solganik

Poems and interviews (book in Russian), Probel-2000, 2014, then "Cosmopolicy" in "Mosti", 2015

my publications in "Zerkalo", interviews there 1997, 2001, and in "Vesti" 2008, 2009

"Zerkalo": Ira+Misha Grobman, Aliosha Khvostenko (Wiki), Yura Leiberman, Sasha Goldstein (Wiki), Ira Solganik, Sasha Sokolov (Wiki), Kolya Bokov, Raphaelle+Arkadii Nedel, Vadim Rossman; with Grobman


Timeline in photos: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

math. fathers: Paul Erdos -, Issai Schur -, Hua Luogeng -, Georgy Voronoy, Maurice Ren Frchet, Felix Hausdorff

math. friends: Ivo Rosenberg, Navin Singhi, Jack+Katie Edmonds, Vlad Arlazarov, Jin Akiyama, Akihiro Munemasa, Peter Frankl, Ante Craovac, Ali Reza Ashrafi, Slava Grishukhin, Sasha Ivanov, Michel Petitjean,


Daughter KATYA (translator of English literature, Moscow) and grandchildren SASHA, NATASHA; Website of sisters Dobrokhotova

son FRANCOIS (polytechnicien, engineer at Oracle, Hague) and grandchildren MARINA, ALIX, PAUL-VICTOR, GABRIEL

son ANTOINE (professor at McMaster University, Hamilton) and grandchildren ANNA, ARIEL, DANIEL, GABRIEL, EMMANUEL

son VLADIMIR (chief executive officer at UAB DBITS, Vilnius) and grandchildren JULIA, MAXIM

sci. son MATHIEU Dutour Sikiric (researcher in Ruder Boskovic Institute, Zagreb) and his daughter SARA and homepage

sister ELENA (professor at Moscow State University) and nieces/neveau ANNA (+children Miriam, Alexander, Nathan, Sivan), SASHA (+children Elisheva, David Moshe, Yonathan, Sarah), MASHA, KOSTYA

sister MARINA (dean at University of Russian Academy of Education) and niece VERA (+children Nicole, Keyla, Shayna-Vered)

ara KOKO, cat SENYA, cockatoo RUSHA

coauthor ELENA (professor at Moscow State Pedagogical University), her homepage

aunt EDIA

mother MARIA 1,2; her parents (FANYA and ARON) and grandparents (VENIAMIN and CHAVA)

father EFIM; his parents (ENTA and MIKHAIL); The Pale


Wikipedia pages on some friends and acquaintances from Moscow/Petersburg boheme and Moscow University math. of 60s:

Alexander Ginzburg (1936-2002), Natalya Gorbanevskaya (1936-2013), Yuri Galanskov (1939-1972), Andrei Amalrik (1938-1980), Vladimir Slepian (1930-1998), Alissa Tille (1954-), - Tomas Venclova (1937-), Alexander Esenin-Volpin (1924-), Vera Kluyeva (1894-1964), Olga Ivinskaya (1913-1995) = Lara,

Alexander Galich (1918-1977), Yuz Aleshkovsky (1929-), Alexei Khvostenko (1940-2004), Anri Volokhonsky (1936-), Alexander Aronov (1934-2001), Igor Guberman (1936-), Vladimir Slepian (1930-1998), Igor Yefimov (1937-), Mikhail Eremin (1937-), Genrikh Sapgir (1928-1999), Igor Holin (1920-1999), Sergey Chudakov (1937-?), Leonid Gubanov (1946-1983), Ovsei Driz (1908-1971), Ilya Frenkel (1903-1994),

Victoria Yagling (1946-2011), Maxim_Shostakovich (1938-); Oleg Prokofiev (1928-1998), Natalya Varley (1947-, Vij, -), Boris Khmelnitzky (1940-2008, cf. Mathieu Carriere), Marianna Vertinsky (1943-, -), Valentina Malyavina (1941-), Innokenty Smoktunovsky (1925-1994),

George Costakis (1913-1990), Anatoly Zverev (1931-1986), Lev Zbarsky (1931-2016), Ernst Neisvestny (1925-), Vitaly Komar (1943-), Yuri Kuper (1940-), Mihail Chemiakin (1943-); Anatoly Brusilovskii (1932-), Boris Zhutovsky (1932-), -) Vladumir Weisberg (1924-1985), -), lo Sooster (1924-1970), Vasilii Sitnikov (1915-1987), Vladimir Pyatnitzky (1938-1978), Michail Grobman (1939-), Oskar Rabin (1928-), Valentina Kropivnitskaya (1924-2008); Evgenii Kropivnitskii (1893-1978);

Boris Delaunay (1890-1980); Pavel Alexandrov (1896-1982); Andrey Markov (1903-1979); Andrey Kolmogorov (1903-1987); Alexander Gelfond (1906-1968); Alexander Kurosh (1908-1971); Roland Dobrushin (1929-1995); Vladimir Arnold (1937-2010); Yuri Manin (1937-); Sergei Novikov (1938-); Vladimir Levenshtein (1935-); Vladimir Arlazarov (1939-): Vladimir Vapnik (1939-); Alexei Sossinski (1937-); Victor Pan (1939-);


Russian poets: Maximilian Voloshin (1877-1932) (Wiki); Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) (Wiki); Velimir Khlebnikov (1885-1922) (Wiki); Sergei Yesenin (1895-1925) (Wiki); Evgeny Baratynsky (1800-1844) (Wiki); Mikhail Kuzmin (1972-1936) (Wiki); Sasha Chorny (1880-1932) (Wiki); Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941) (Wiki); Nikolai Gumiliev (1886-1921) (Wiki); Anna Akhmatova (Wiki) and Boris Anrep (Wiki);

Russian and Jewish egeries: Lou Andreas-Salome, Sophie Countess de Segur, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Ida Rubinstein, Rahel Levin Varnhagen, Josephine Marcus Earp, Alla Nazimova, Olga Khokhlova Picasso, Cherubina de Gabriak, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Alexandra Kollontai, Gala Eluard Dali, Dina Aibinder Vierny, Natalia Romanov Paley, Olga Kosakiewicz, Elsa Kagan Triolet, Lilya Kagan Brik, Vera Slonim Nabokov, Olga Ivinskaya, Marina Vlady

Songs by Bulat Okudjawa (Wiki): Molitva, Grusinskaya, Arbat, The last blue trolley, Vanka Morozov, Orkestrik, Po Smolenskoi doroge, Soldiers' boots, Lienka Korolev, Malchiki, Prostite pechote, Neistov i upriam, Pozegnanie z Polska, Vashe blagorodije (with I.Schwartz), Ne obeshaite deve yunoi (with I.Schwartz), Dojdik osennii (with I.Schwarz, by E.Kamburova), Liubov i razluka (with I.Schwarz, by E.Kamburova), Vot tak ona lubit menya (by J.Bichevskaia), Three sisters (by E.Orlowa), Ant (by E.Orlowa),

On Aliosha, his wife Alissa; Songs by Aliosha Khvostenko(Wiki, TV5 on him): Rai, Orlandina, Kon unes luybimogo, Steppe, Appt. concert, Milaya (mp3), Den i noch (mp3)


Gypsy/Russian songs: Do svidanya drug moi, Ia milogo usnayu po pochodke, with Yul Brynner, Alyosha Dimitrievich (Wiki); Poi zigane - Valia Dimitrievich, Lida Gulesco and Valia Dimitrievich, Deux guitares, Gori gori lubov ziganki - Volodia Poliakof; Ne smusschai, Sosnitsa, Palo veshoro - Rada Volshaninova, Kumushka - Kalinka Volshaninova; Brodyaga, Tu balval, He pokidai mena, Tziganochka - Lyalya Chernaya; Hai Ne Ne Ne, Singarela, Oi da ne budite, Romale, Marjanja, Brichka, Aij dui, Gypsy style (Wiki), Russian romances;

Russian romances, schlagers: Korobushka (Wiki) - Nadezhda Kadisheva; Dubinushka - Feodor Chaliapin (Wiki); Tolko ras - Boris Shtokolov; Rucheek, Dve gitari, Klyon, Milaya - Nikolai Slichenko; Yamshik, Moi kostier v tumane - Voronetz, Ne uchodi - Oleg Pogudin; Ne probujdai vospominanii, Moya zvesda (Wiki) - Dmitri Khvorostovsky; Net ne lubil on, Tonkaya ryabina, Techet reka Volga, Orenburgskii platok - Ludmila Zykina; Na sopkah Manchzhurii; Amurskie volni; Beloi acazii grosdiya - Ludmila Senchina; Selected Russian Romances, Romance (Wiki);

Kak sveji byli rozy, Pod musiku Vivaldi, Ne uchodi, Radouisa, It's me, oh Lord, Lubo bratzi lubo - Janna Bichevskaya; Ukrainian (machnovist) version; Chernii voron - Sergei Selivanov; V vagone poesda, Sinii platochek - Claudia Shulgenko; V gorodskom sadu igraet, Sormovskaya - Nechaev; Uralskaya Ryabinushka; Poruchik Golizyn - Alexander Malinin; Koni - Vladimir Vysozkii; Gop so smikom - Leonid Utesov, Gop stop - Rosenbaum/Leps, Russian "shanson" (Wiki); Retro concert V.Mesherin;


East european tango: Tango Milonga, Juz nigdy, Utomlennoe solntse - Jerzy Petersburski (Wiki); Ostatnia niedziela (Wiki), Mne bezkonecho zjal - Tsfasman/Shmelev; Vdychaya rosi aromat - Rosenfeld/Vinogradov ; Tango Notturno - Pola Negri (Wiki); Tango Notturno, Zagrajcie mi - Mieczyslaw Fogg (Wiki); Graj skrzypku - Marian Demar; Russischer tango, Zigeuner tango - Leo Monosson; Tango of nightingale, Splashes of champaigne;

Pale: Vi ahin zol ikh geyn, Eshet chail, Papirosen - Barry sisters; Bei mir bist du schon; Ich hab' kein heimatland; Lullaby Yiddish - Efim Chornii;

Kozin: Biruzovie zlatu kolechiki, Lubuska, Smeissia, smeissia gromche vsech, Vdichaya rosi aromat, Tichij dien ugasal, Snilsia mne sad, Osen, Nishchaya, Druzhba - Vadim Kozin (Wiki), Site on Kozin;

Vertinsky: Tango magnolia, Nad rozovym morem, Proshalnii ujin, Matrosi, Gde vi teper, Madam uzje padaut listia, Old clown - Alexandre Vertinsky (Wiki); his Tango Palestina = by V.Obodzinskii; Dorogoy dlinnoyu = by M.Hopkin;

Leshchenko, Strok: Wino lubwi, Tango Tatiana, Serdtse (Wiki), Proshai moi tabor, Riumka vodki, Lietsia pesnia, Vse chto bylo, Strok's (Lunar Rhapsody, Tell me why, My Last Tango, Spi, moe bednoe serdtze, Tchernye glaza (byl den osennii), (Wiki), Tango-fantasy,

General tango: Wiki: tango music, milonga, La cumparsita; Tango - Yanni, Tango in Second Life; Tes mensonges - Rose Avril, Partir - Jane Chacun; Le temps du tango - Leo Ferre (text)


Retro-Futurism: Villemard 1910 postcards "En l'an 2000" from Jean-Mark Cote, 1899, posters; A vision of future from 1899. In the year 2525 - Zager/Evans (text, Wiki);

French schlagers: Le temps des cerises - Jean Lumiere (text); La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong, L'hymne a l'amour (text), Non, je ne regrette rien (text), Piaf in Olympia, Autumn leaves - Edith Piaf; Les feuilles mortes - Yves Montand (text); Les amants (text), A faire l'amour sans amour (mp3) - Charles Dumont (Wiki); La chanson de Prevert - Serge Gainsbourg (text); Merde a Vauban (text), Avec le temps (text), La memoire et la mer (text) - Leo Ferre (Wiki);

Comme toi - Jean-Jacques Goldman; Ce n'est rien - Julien Clerc (text); Si tu n'existais pas (text), A toi - Joe Dassin (text); Quand les hommes vivront d'amour - Raymond Levesque (text); Il est 5 heures, Paris s'eveille (text), C'etait un petit jardin - Jacques Dutronc; Les vieux gamins (mp3) - Serge Reggiani (text); La boheme - Charles Aznavour (text); Les chorons - Pierre Bachelet (text); Les ports de l'Atlantique (mp3) - Serge Lama (text); Le deserteur - Boris Vian; La femme est l'avenir de l'homme - Jean Ferrat (text); Chanson (Wiki);

English schlagers: It is a man's world - Brown/Pavarotti (text, Wiki); Greatest love of all - Whitney Houston; I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor; Summertime - Billie Holiday; Summertime - Janis Joplin; Go down Moses - Paul Robeson (Wiki); When the saints go marchin' in - Louis Armstrong (Wiki); Boogie woogie bugle boy (Wiki); Dance me to the end of love (text), Suzanne (text) - Leonard Cohen; From a distance - Bette Midler (text, Wiki);

Chinese: Album, Zhou Xuan (Wiki); Nostalgic ballad; Yu Bei ballad, A Vow by Qi (erhu solo), Sun Huang, Moon Reflected on Erquan Pond - Zhou Wei, Xiao Bai-Yong, Hua Yan Jun, Folk - erhu (Wiki);

Divers: Iran nostalgia - Googoosh; Tanha mandam, Oje aseman - Mohammad Esfahani; Flash (text), L'italiano (text) - Toto Cutogno; Yo soy aquel (text) - Rafael; El condor pasa - Robles/andean folk (Wiki, Simon/Garfunkel version);


Movie schlagers: Lili Marlen - Marlen Ditrich (Wiki, Vertinsky on her), Falling in love again in Blue angel - von Sternberg, 1930 (Wiki); Avare-Awara - Raj Kapoor (Wiki); Last tabor - Goldblatt/Schneider, 1935 (Wiki); Olympia - Windt/Riefenstahl, 1936 (Wiki); The dybbuk (1937) (Wiki); Ivan's pir - oprichniki's song/dance; Freaks, 1932

Melodramas: Farewell waltz in Waterloo bridge - Stothart/LeRoy, 1940 {Wiki); Ending in Parapluies de Cherbourg - Legrand/Demy, 1964 (Wiki); Lara's theme in Doctor Zhivago - Jarre/Lean, 1965 (Wiki); The dealer (text), Sisters of mercy (text) in McCabe & Mrs. Miller - Cohen/Altman, 1971 (Wiki);

Will/destiny: Diamonds, more Marilyn Monroe (Wiki); Entertainer's theme in The sting - Joplin/Hill, 1973 (Wiki); Life is a cabaret in Cabaret - Minelli/Fosse, 1972 (Wiki); Theme sarabande in Barry Lyndon - Handel/Kubrick, 1975 (Wiki); The killing fields, Etude - Oldfield/Joffe, 1984 (Wiki); Apocalypse des animaux - Vangelis/Rossif, 1973 (Wiki), Conquest of paradise in 1492: Christophe Colomb - Vangelis/Ridley, 1992 (Wiki); Bergman's "Saraband" (2003) (Wiki, -, -, -)

Relaxation: Rainforest relaxation music, Amazon rainforest relaxation video, Tranquility - time solitaire, The banned self hypnosis video, Ultimate alien landscapes, Contacto (2007)- Hubble - Space Music - UFO art, Phaedra - Tangerine Dream, Deep guided relaxation; Richard Clayderman; Japanese Flute-Koto- Samisen, Chinese Traditional

Animated movies: Fantastic planet (Planet sauvage) - Topor/Laloux/Wul, 1973 (Wiki); Les maitres du temps - Moebius/Laloux/Wul, 1982 (Wiki); Le rois et oiseaux - Theme, full movie - Kilar/Grimault/Prevert, 1980 (Wiki); Hedgehog in the fog - Norstein, 1975 (Wiki), Tale of tales (Skazka skazok) - Norstein, 1979 (Wiki), (Wiki on him); The secret of NIMH - Goldsmith/Bluth/O'Brien, 1982, full movie (Wiki); Animal Farm (Wiki), George Orwell (Wiki);


History: History of religions, History of empires, European borders 1519-2006, Germany 1789-2005, Poland 990-2008, Russia 1533-present, US 1763-2008, Short history of the 20th century 1, 2;

Earth/bio: Cities at night; Meteor impact simulation, Great dying; Embryo 7,000,000,000; Haeckel's art forms in nature, Proteus 2004; Origin of life 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Extinctions, Creatures from Life before dinosaurs, Future animals

Cosmos: Life of a star, Hypernova; Black holes, Andromeda - Milky Way collision, Cosmic journeys: when will time end, Hubble deep field; Big bang song or History of everything - Barenaked ladies (Wiki); The Universe - 7 Wonders of the Solar System, Comparison of the entire Universe, Ultimate Size Comparison;

Second Life: SL - science learning, SL - tango club, SL - historical maps and GIS

Stargate: Stargate: Les Verites Scientifiques; Stargate Universe - Here We Are, Stargate Atlantis - Best moments in all seasons,

Magnet fun: The biggest neocube, Neocube tutorial, Magnetic sculpture 1, 2,