Vladimir Frolov, architectural critic. Born in 1946. He graduated from the Faculty of Theory and History of Art of the State Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Y. Repin in Leningrad (1985). Since 1978, he worked at the State Museum of the History of Leningrad — St. Petersburg (as a tour guide, a researcher in the architecture sector of the City History Department, later — as the head of the sector). From 1995 to 1999, he held the position of head of the scientific and editorial department of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. He is the compiler and editor of the collected books "Local Lore Notes" and "Proceedings of the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg". While working at the museum, he gave lectures on the architecture of St. Petersburg, on the art of mosaic. He took part in organizing and conducting a number of conferences, particularly dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Benois family in Russia (1994), the 150th anniversary of L. N. Benois (2006), the 200th anniversary of N. L. Benois (2013). He received a note of acknowledgment from the Russian Academy of Arts for organizing the last conference.
From 2003 to the present — an employee of the Russian Institute of Art History. The author of a number of articles on the history of architecture, the history of mosaics, etc. The collection of articles was published as a separate book — "St. Petersburg Mosaic. City–Dynasty–Culture" (SPb, 2006).