Has there ever been a better singer of Russian lieder?

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

Every line is inflected with drama, every cadence with a precise calibration of vibrato. Even without much understanding of the Russian language, the interpretation is compelling. Is there a better living singer of Russian Lieder?

Guess who?

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  • Christoff — which is to take nothing away from Dima.

    Half an hour is definitely short measure, and it would be good to one day hear Sviridov’s “Petersburg” cycle (“vocal poem”) with orchestra, which would have fit here.

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