16 Things That Must Not Be Forgotten

Things That Must Not Be Forgotten

The person has decided to preserve our cultural heritage by organizing a studio of digital piracy called Old Radio and violating copyrights of authors who have never hold demands against the manager.

His name is Yuri Metyolkin, and it took him 5 years to find, describe, reproduce, restore, listen, record, digitize and put the information on the Internet. Yuri collects everything he can find splicing 360 pieces of films from time to time.

He says he digitizes files all the time. He digitized the entire federal library in Moscow and it took him 3,5 years to do that.

He chose 50-100 Lps, took them home, cleaned and restored, digitized, put on the catalog, gave them names, photographed their covers and broadcast them. He digitizes only those things which are not on the Internet.

Once Yuri got a whole collection of Soviet radio programs. That was a very popular program, every guest attended it once that is why it was considered unique. Joe Dassin was one of the guests. Even France lacks a similar interview. People who participated in creation of the programs say that no record of them were preserved. They were very happy to know that somebody managed to restore them.

It is much easier to digitize a book than a sound. You need to do it online, have qualitative equipment and be ready to work with it at the professional level.

It takes many hours a day to digitize sounds. The work is very complicated.

He says he is for free downloading of any file on the Internet but does not feel like going against the law as it can result in closing the radio.

No author has sued Yuri yet as they are all forgotten and are happy to be broadcast.

According to Steve Jobs, what does not appear on the 1st page of the search engine does not exist. Today only scandalous news are of some interest. Things that require patience and consideration including our heritage are never on the surface.


No nation can survive without its culture and history.

The quality of modern radio programs leaves much to be desired as compared to programs of the past. We don’t have a right to forget our past.

Western countries created funds that deal with digitizing of national and international heritage. Old Radio just does the same.

We can’t afford throwing away even one phonogram as we need everything. The more information we preserve the better it is for all of us. That is what I do, says Yuri.

Old Radio doesn’t need participation of people while working. The robot compiles a schedule for the next 2-3 months and you will hear what he chose. Or you can search for what you want to listen to and enjoy.

Speech of I. V. Stalin. November 6, 1944.

The Copyright Act does not work properly in Russia. Many authors who used to be popular once don’t even know whether their records are still sold.


State structure can digitize the old records but they will ask a huge sum of money for that. Nobody will be able to pay that sum.

And why would we pay any structure for our own heritage? It is ours as it is.

Yuri digitizes all the forgotten records free of charge just because he thinks it is the right way to do.


By the way, providing services related to creation of the Internet portal for the purpose of introducing cultural heritage and traditions to people is estimated by Russian authorities at 8 000 000 US dollars.

Location: Moscow

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16 responses to “Things That Must Not Be Forgotten”

  1. hoerm says:

    wow! i am not alone! i live in the same world as yuri.

    collect analogue culture and safe it, man!

  2. dian says:

    dedicated person

  3. some1 says:

    yup.Save the analog.

  4. opticalsound says:

    “Stalin’s Greatest Hits (Volume 1)??” Not popular west of the Dnieper I bet!

  5. Ramon says:

    What is the URL of the Yuri Metyolkin’s archive? It is very interesting.

  6. raaa says:

    good job -from poland.

  7. moo says:

    i think this is his website its on his facebook. http://www.staroeradio.ru/

  8. Archy Bunka says:

    A true historian. Radio entertainment was a cool thing, you used your imagination. Many years ago my dad bought a compilation of old US broadcasts: The Green Hornet, Jack Benny, Ella Fitzgerald, The Lone Ranger, many others. Maybe, we should try go backwards it would be good for us.

    • Hirsh says:

      “Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the Hit Parade. Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days! Didn’t need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight Gee, our old LaSalle (a car) ran great. Those were the days! And you knew where you were then! Girls were girls and men were men. Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again. People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent. Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days! Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win. Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin (five dollar bill). Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song. I don’t know just what went wrong! Those Were the Days!”

  9. Number says:

    Good Job,putting all content on the net,otherwise,it will fade away in the sands of time.

  10. Hirsh says:

    A good thing. I’m glad he’s doing it, but in the end everything is so ephemeral. Look back 100, 200, 400, 600, 100 years ago and look at how preciously few artifacts survive, and how little we know of everyone who has ever lived and died beyond a few generations ago. I’m not at all sure 300-400-500 yrs from now we will have done any better at preserving the bulk of today’s artifacts, literature, music etc.

  11. stolichnaya says:

    I have one word: TROLOLO! 🙂

  12. dsdsld says:

    We should give this man money and another 100 years to live!
    keep on doing this! the world needs more people like you!

  13. Kyle says:

    Good job! Look how meticulous he is! He is gotta be a Capricorn this guy! We need more people like this in our world otherwise it will be chaos with decadent culture

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