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Alexander Glebovich Nevzorov (Russian: Александр Глебович Невзоров; born on August 3, 1958 in Leningrad, Soviet Union) is a former Russian and Soviet TV journalist, a film director and a former member of the Russian parliament. He is the founder of a horsemanship school, Nevzorov Haute Ecole.
He started working for the Leningrad television in 1985. In December 1987 - 1993 he hosted the program 600 Seconds on the Leningrad TV channel, aired then all over the Soviet Union. On December 12, 1990, Nevzorov was shot and slightly wounded in Leningrad under obscure circumstances in a headline-making attempt. In late 1991 his program was taken off the air twice and later gradually lost its popularity. In October 1991, Nevzorov formed the Nashi movement. The broadcast was finally closed down in the aftermath of Yeltsin's victory in his confrontation with the Russian Supreme Soviet (Nevzorov had supported the anti-Yeltsin side).
Nevzorov worked as a reporter in the Yugoslav wars and the War of Transnistria in 1992-1993. In 1994 he was a vocal supporter of the initiation of the First Chechen War. In 1997 he wrote and directed the TV film Chistilishche ("Purgatory") about the Chechen war, co-produced with Boris Berezovsky and released in March 1998.
In the 1993 campaign he was elected deputy in the State Duma of the Russian Federation for the first time, and since then has been reelected as an independent deputy three times, serving until the 2007 elections when the single constituency seats were abolished.
Later he abandoned political journalism and devoted himself to horses. He wrote the book The Horse: Crucified and Risen, directed two documentaries, and produced several journal articles and publications.
Nevzorov Haute Ecole
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As a founder and owner of Nevzorov Haute Ecole, a school of horse training and riding, he claimed to have developed methods for training horses without the use of traditional means of control (bits). Nevzorov's methods have not been widely publicized, due to the lack of interest on the part of international equestrian community. However, Nevzorov appears to have a small following in Russia. He claimed to have developed the training methodology himself with the assistance of his wife, while working with Nevzorov horse Perst. The school is represented outside of Russia by some of Nevzorov's students in Canada, Italy, Australia, Argentina and the USA.
For the last couple of years, according to Nevzorov, he has been studying the effects of equestrian sports on a horse's body.
Nevzorov has self-published two books:
- Alexander Nevzorov (2011). The Horse Crucified and Risen. [Saint Petersburg, Russia]: Nevzorov Haute Ecole; Charleston, SC: CreateSpace. ISBN 9781463752156.
- ——— (2012) Tractate on a School Mount. [s.l]: Nevzorov Haute Ecole. ISBN 9785904788162.
- Biography (in Russian)
- The Struggle for Control over Soviet Television by Elena Androunas, Journal of Communication 41.2, 185-200 (June 1991).
- Popular Soviet TV Journalist Reported Shot, Reuters, December 14, 1990.
- Russell, John. Chechnya - Russia's 'war on Terror', Routledge (publisher), 2007, at p. 64. ISBN 978-0-415-38064-5 ISBN 0-415-38064-2
- Невзоров ушел в конную журналистику, Lenta.ru
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