Konstantin Kuzminsky, one of the last living figures of a historically influential circle of underground Soviet Nonconformist & Russian émigré writers and artists since the 1960’s, passed away in early May at 75. Born April 16, 1940 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia), Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuzminsky (alternatively also known as “K.K.K.”) had been a highly visible figure in many areas of the growing literary and artistic communities of Nonconformist under Soviet Rule and, later, even more visibly on the Russian-American émigré scene during G, as well as remaining active until his passing. While often only described as a “poet” or “performance artist,” his various contributions can also be found in the history of progressive independent publishing in the U.S.S.R. (a movement commonly referred to as “Samizdat” [literally “self-publish”]) as well as being

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