Вилли Мельников

Real Name:
Виталий Робертович Мельников
Willie Melnikov (b. 1962 - d. 2016, 18 october) is a Russian multilingual poet, self-proclaimed polyglot, film actor and photographer. He holds a Master's degree in Medicine and works as a researcher at The Institute of Virology in Moscow. In 1985, Melnikov got wounded in the explosion during Soviet Army campaign in Afghanistan, with his left temporal lobe severely damaged. Doctors predicted possible psycho-pathological consequences, but for Willie they appeared in the unusual form of a phenomenal memory.

According to his claim, Melnikov is fluent in over 100 different languages. Some specialists are skeptical about this statement since he never tried to prove his abilities objectively. Also, they argue that "over a hundred" supersedes all known and scientifically proven cases of polyglotism in order of magnitude while some of Melnikov's texts contain errors, meaningless phrases, or appears to be copy-pasted from other authors.

Melnikov writes poetry in many languages. He also invented a unique "introxianalingva" style: individual Russian words are replaced with similarly pronounced words from different languages. For instance, заманить собаку ("to entice a dog"), which is pronounced as "zamanit sobaku", turns into a combination of Swahili words zamani and Japanese 砂漠 ("deserted", which is pronounced sabaku).


Вилли Мельников Discography Tracks

Instruments & Performance

none Вилли Мельников - Бикапо Часть I album art Бикапо Бикапо - Бикапо Часть I(CD, Album) РЛЭЗ!!! Records none Russia 2002 Sell This Version
m005 Вилли Мельников - Окна Небесного Леса album art Бикапо Ergo Non Eccum Dues Бикапо - Окна Небесного Леса(CD, Album) Monotone (3) m005 Russia 2010 Sell This Version


CM 0060 Вилли Мельников - Покойный Мень album art Ник Рок-Н-Ролл И Коба Ник Рок-Н-Ролл И Коба - Покойный Мень(LP, Album, Ltd) Gerri Rubin Records CM 0060 Russia 1994 Sell This Version
Вилли Мельников - Батакакумба album art Ольга Арефьева И Ковчег Ольга Арефьева И Ковчег - Батакакумба (Album) Not On Label (Ольга Арефьева Self-released) Russia 1995 Sell This Version
В 155 Вилли Мельников - Анатомия album art Ольга Арефьева Ольга Арефьева - Анатомия(2xCD, Album, Enh, Sec) Отделение ВЫХОД В 155 Russia 2005 Sell This Version