Today the Ruthless PR Telegram channel reported on a secret meeting of a man who looks like the famous Russian writer Viktor Pelevin with the author's fans. Also on the social network were published pictures of a man signing Pelevin's latest novel Transhumanism Inc., which was released last month.
There was a rumor that Viktor Olegovich arrived in Moscow in a secret basement, where he was signing autographs for young maidens. One of them is suspiciously similar to Potupchik (Kristina Potupchik is a public figure and a former press secretary of the Nashi movement. – Ed.),
– reports the telegram channel.
Whether it really was Pelevin is unknown – the writer has not appeared in public for 20 years, and no one knows what he looks like now. The network, however, expressed doubt that the man in the pictures is Viktor Olegovich himself. Internet users noted that this action, quite possibly, is timed to coincide with the upcoming premiere of the movie “Empire V” based on the novel by the writer Empire V.
I don’t believe that myself.
First, it doesn't look like it. Secondly, why would he need it? Sitting underground for so many years, then going to sign autographs for the PR of a lousy film.
– write netizens.
The Eksmo publishing house said that the information about the meeting with the writer, which appeared on social networks, does not correspond to reality.
Viktor Pelevin is considered the most mysterious Russian contemporary writer. He was last photographed at a literary symposium in Tokyo in 2001. Now the writer is 58 years old. Nothing is known about his personal life. He avoids communication with journalists and does not conduct social networks.
Last month, a possible photograph of Pelevin, taken in 2020, was published by The Blueprint. But it is obviously impossible to say with a 100% guarantee that the author is in the picture.