About the Author
Tatyana Elmanovich (pen name Tatyana Tanika) is internationally known film critic, writer, as well as medium and astrologer. Channeling Vysotsky is Tanika’s sixth book. Her previous book Death the Beginning was written in English and published in the United States in 1999. Moscow publishing house “Istusstvo” published “Obraz Fakta” – “The Image of a Fact” (1975), Elmanovich’s master theses about the Estonian reality shows and documentaries of the '60s and 70s that were considered the models for the renewal of some staled programs of the Moscow Central Television. In 1980 Estonian publishing house “Eesti Raamat” published “Ajapeegel. Andrei Tarkovski filmid” – “The Mirror of Time. The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky” by Tatyana Elmanovich. As Andrei Tarkovsky films were forbidden the book brought a lot of problems to everyone involved, especially – the author. In 1989 she was forced to leave the country. Tatyana Tanika is also the author of hundreds of film reviews and articles published in Estonian, Russian, German and English.