Stas Namin (birth name Anastas Alekseevich Mikoyan, born in 1951, November 8, Moscow, USSR) – Soviet and Russian musician, composer and producer, artist and photographer, theatre and movie director, founder and leader of The Flowers rock-band (1969); founder, producer of Gorky Park rock-band (1987), Moscow Symphony Orchestra (1989), Moscow Ballet-on-Ice (1991), Moscow Music and Drama Thetre (1999) and others ventures.
In 1987 he organized the first Russian independent producing Centre which launched the careers of many superstar Russian performing artists. He initiated, produced and promoted the first music festivals ever held in Russia, including the Moscow International Music Peace Festival at Lenin Stadium in 1989 with Bon Jovi, Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Scorpions and others, which was called “Russian Woodstock”. The series of ethnic festivals “One World” gathering different cultures on one stage, “Rock from Kremlin” – festival gathered previously banned groups on the stage of the Kremlin Palace, and others. A pioneer of the Russian independent entertainment industry, he founded the country’s first private (non-governmental) design studio, concert agency, record label, radio station, television company and others. In 1987–2000 he founded, produced and promoted the Gorky Park band, Moscow Symphony Orchestra and first in the country Theatre of Musicals. Additionally, he has created and produced the largest independent international festivals of Russian culture “Russian Nights” in his country and abroad in 2003–2007 (USA, Germany, China, South Korea).
Despite the significance of his commercial, social and creative projects, in the 2000s Namin practically stopped his activity in show business. He soaked himself in personal artistic endeavor in the fields of theatre, films, art, photography, and music – new repertoire for The Flowers, solo ethnic and art rock albums, music for the theatre and experiments in symphony.