Editor of the magazine Zvezda.
Yakov Gordin was born in 1935 in Leningrad.
Writer, historian, literary critic, educator, columnist. Editor of Zvezda Magazine.
Since 1964, has been involved in independent research in field of Russian political history. Author of many books dedicated to Alexander Pushkin and his era, the Decembrist Uprising, wars in the Caucasus and Russian history in general.