Andrei CHICHKINE Curriculum

Professor of Slavistics, Salerno University, Head of V. Ivanov Research Center in Rome, via E. Rosa, 8 00153 Roma, member of the Memory of the World Programm UNESCO

1973: MA in Russian Literature - Department of Russian Language and Literature, University of Leningrad.
1974-1983: Researcher in Russian Literature - Institute for Russian Literature, Academy of Sciences ("Puskinskij Dom"). Member of the study-group on Russian 18th Century Culture ("Slovar Russkich pisatelej")
1985-1998: Language assistant - Faculty of Literature, University of Salerno.
1986: Executive secretary of the association for the study and the research "Convivium" in Rome.
1987: Curator of "V. Ivanov's Archives" in Rome.
1998: Associated professor - Faculty of modern languages and literatures, University of Salerno.
Seminars on Russian Literature 18th, 19th and 20th centuries were held in the universities of Florence, Pavia, Urbino, Brown, New York State University, St.Petersburg and Wien.

– Scholarly publications, conferences, and seminars on the Italian-Russian cultural relations and on Russian “Silver age” (see the most recent one at

– Maintenance and preservation of V. Ivanov archives in Ivanov Research Center in Rome;

preparation of comprehensive complete edition of V. Ivanov’ heritage

– Creation of V. Ivanov digital archive on-line (, now about 26 000 documents

– in 2012-2013 was a coordinator and organizer of the project “European Cultural Foundations and Russian Contribution to the Models of Cultural Revival”, supported by the Ministry of Education of Russian Federation

Chichkin A.B. «Sua Santità spera dunque fermamente che la Russia risorgerà»: A newly discovered letter of Vyacheslav I. Ivanov from 1938 // Studia Litterarum. 2019. Т. 4. № 3. С. 382-393. DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-3-382-397 (Scopus, Web of Science),

Shishkin A. The Face and the Mask in the Silver Age Culture // Studi Slavistici. 2018. V. XV. P.131-151 DOI: (Scopus, Web of Science),

Shishkin A. Beloborodov A. Ya., Berdyaev N.A., Ivanov V.I., Ivanov D.V., Ivanova L.V., Zelinsky F.F., Stepun F.A., Shor O.A. // Russians in Italy in the first half of the twentieth century: Encyclopedia. Ed. By A D’Amelia, D. Rizzi. Moscow 2019. P.91-93, 105-106, 273-274, 282-287, 289-291, 623-624, 730-732 (РИНЦ). AcademiaEDU

Shishkin A. Lidia Vyacheslavovna Ivanova in letters to her father (1927). From the correspondence of Lydia Vyacheslavovna Ivanova with Vyach. Ivanov (publication of letters in collaboration with T. Misnikevich) // // Archivio russo-italiano XI / Ed. by G. Giuliano e A. Shishkin. Salerno, 2019. С. 168-214 (IRIS). AcademiaEDU

Shishkin A. , Garetto E. “And I need to earn the love of Italy ”: Letters from Ivan Shmelev to Elena Grigorovich // Archivio russo-italiano XI / Ed. by G. Giuliano e A. Shishkin. Salerno, 2019. С. 215-235 (IRIS). AcademiaEDU “And I need to earn Italy’s love”

Shishkin A. “Toward the Problem of The Idiot’s Enigma”// The anthropology of Dostoevsky: International Symposium. Sofia, 2018, С. 65-66 (IRIS).

Shishkin A. Michelangelo in the system of Vyacheslav Ivanov’s ideas // Michelangelo. Seven sonnets translated by Vyacheslav Ivanov. Moscow, 2018. P.79-86. РИНЦ AcademiaEDU

Shishkin A. Newly Found Portrait of Vyach. Ivanova works by M. Sabashnikova // Vyach. Ivanov. Materials and Studies. Vol. 3 / Ed. by S.V. Fedotova, A.B. Shishkin. M .: IMLI, 2018. P. 451-460 (РИНЦ). AcademiaEDU

Shishkin A., Ustinov A. Mstislav Dobuzhinsky in the "Tower" of Vyach. Ivanov (Artistic Contexts) // Europa Orientalis. XXXV. 2016. P. 355-390 (ERIH PLUS, italian «А» series, IRIS, AcademiaEDU)