Author, scriptwriter, journalist, television and radio host, businessmen, and Editor-In-Chief of Esquire Magazine Russia.
Sergey Minaev’s debut novel Dukhless (Soulless), released in 2006, became a CIS bestseller, selling a total of over 1 million copies. Soulless, the film based on the novel, was released in 2012 with Danila Kozlovsky playing the leading role. It earned RUB 161.2 million in the first weekend. Universal Pictures, the film’s distributor, noted that Soulless had recordbreaking initial revenue among Russian films.
He hosted the Saturday radio show Tantsy c volkami (Dances with Wolves) on Radio Mayak until 2011, for which he won a Radiomania 2010 award in the category ‘Talk Show Host’.
He hosted the shows Chestny ponedel’nik (Honest Monday) and Bol’shinstvo (Majority) on NTV, the political talk show Pravo znat’ (Right to Know) on TV Centre, and launched the internet show Minaev LIVE and the television channel Kontr TV.
He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Magazine Russia in October 2016. In 2019, he launched a personal channel on YouTube, where he regularly posts news reviews and historical lectures.
From January to April 2021, the online platforms Wink and more.tv released a six-episode docuseries by Sergey Minaev called Devyanostye (The Nineties).