Vitaly Kapranov

Vitaly Kapranov

writer, publisher, publicist
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Short biography

VitaliyVitalyevich Kapranov is a Ukrainian writer, publisher, public figure and blogger. He is the twin brother of Dmytro Kapranov.

Brief biography

Vitaliy Kapranov was born on July 24, 1967 in Dubasari (modern Moldova).

Then he moved with his family to Ochakov, Mykolayiv region, where he graduated from high school, where the Ukrainian language was not taught. Vitaliy together with his brother also graduated from sports (Greco-Roman wrestling) and music (piano) schools.

Vitaly and Dmytro received their higher education at the Ural Polytechnic Institute of Sverdlovsk (RF) and the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.

In 1988, the brothers married twin sisters and moved to Moscow, where they worked in the pharmaceutical and wine business, and also engaged in publishing, publishing in the capital of the Russian Federation the Ukrainian newspaper Tyndy-Ryndy and the Ukrainian fiction magazine Brothers.

In those times Vitaly and Dmitry also started working on their first book "Kobzar 2000", completed 10 years later already in Kiev, when they returned to Ukraine. Faced with the problem of finding a publisher for the book, the brothers decided to take matters into their own hands and become publishers.

Already in 1998 they published a catalog of books by mail "Knigonosha", which included books from all publishing houses, regardless of the year of publication. 600 titles were collected.

A year later the Kapranovs in cooperation with the TV channel "1+1" organized the first competition of Ukrainian edgy literature "Golden Babai". In which the novel "Key" by Vasyl Shklyar won.

Green Dog Publishing House

In 2000, the brothers launched the publishing house "Green Dog", which they themselves headed.

A year later came out "Kobzar 2000", which was illustrated by Vladislav Yerko.

Subsequently, the brothers' publishing house published their other books, as well as modern Ukrainian literature.

The publishing house also published an 80-page "Drawing History of Ukraine's Independence" by the Kapranovs.

Public activities

In 2004, protesting against the Ukrainian government's decision to stop funding the book publishing, the Kapranov brothers, together with other writers, burned the manuscript of a new novel under the building of the Cabinet of Ministers. As the action received great publicity, the government eventually changed its decision.

In the same year, the brothers began publishing a literary newspaper called The Reader's Friend, which was published twice a month.

Since 2005, the Kapranovs launched the project "Gogol Academy", which as of 2024 functions in the format of the website gak.com.ua. The project allows everyone to publish their works and receive feedback or reviews.

In 2011, the brothers opened the first All-Ukrainian contest of Taras Shevchenko lookalikes.

In September 2019, Kapranov brothers founded the YouTube channel "In theName of Taras Shevchenko", in which they publish videos about the history of Ukraine.

War in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation on February 24, 2022, the brothers took up arms and defended Kiev from the occupants in the ranks of the Azov regiment.

Death of Dmitry Kapranov

On April 16, 2024, the brothers' Facebook page posted a message about the death of Dmitry Kapranov.

Kapranov Brothers Bibliography

  • Ruta (Kyiv: Nora-druk, 2020).

  • Paperovi soldiers. (Kyiv: Nora-druk, 2019).

  • Svrava Sivogo. (Kyiv : Nora-druk, 2018).

  • Maidan. Taemeni files. ( Kyiv : Nora-druk, 2017).

  • Forget-richka. (Kyiv: Nora-druk, 2016).

  • Shchodennik my secretary. (Kyiv: Gamazin, 2011).

  • Kobzar 2000 + Novi rodzili + Nainovishi rodzili. (Kyiv: Zeleniy pes, 2010).

  • Zoryaniy Vuyko. (Kyiv: Zeleniy Pes, 2009).

  • Novi rozdili do Kobzar 2000. (Kyiv: Zeleniy Pes, 2008).

  • The Law of Brothers Kapranovych. (Kyiv: Zeleniy Pes, 2007).

  • Rozmir machechennya. (Kyiv: Zeleniy Dog, 2006).

  • Privorotne zilla. (Kyiv: Zeleniy Pes, 2004).

  • Kobzar 2000. (Kyiv: Dzherela M, 2001).

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