Russian journalist, publicist, writer and connoisseur of wines and spirits. In the past - a professional sailor and mechanical engineer for ship propulsion systems, although never worked in this specialty. Then he took up journalism, what has achieved significant success and recognition - even the press dubbed him "the grandfather of Russian" new journalism "." At different channels led the program "Videodrome" (Ostankino 1992), "Cloud 9" (TV Center 1995), "Parade of Festivals" (First, 1996) "Roads Igor Maltsev" (2011, Star). He writes about cars, wine, porn, martial arts and other "male joy" and sets out a purely subjective view on time, society, ethnic relations, and more. For a long time cooperated in the publishing house "Kommersant", also published in "Izvestia", "Snob», Forbes and other publications, some of them lead author of the column. The first editor in chief of "The Bear", the magazine "friend."