Alexander Nevzorov

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Alexander Nevzorov
Nevzorov at Open Library debate 140928.jpg
Nevzorov at Open Library debate, 2014
Native name
Russian: Алекса́ндр Гле́бович Невзо́ров
Alexander Glebovich Nevzorov

(1958-08-03) August 3, 1958 (age 60)
Nationality Soviet Union
EducationMoscow Theological Academy
(was expelled)
OccupationJournalist, news presenter, opinion journalism
Spouse(s)Lidia Nevzorova
ChildrenPolina, Alexander
AwardsOrder "For Personal Courage"

Alexander Glebovich Nevzorov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Гле́бович Невзо́ров; born on August 3, 1958) is a Russian and Soviet television journalist, a film director and a former member of the Russian parliament. He is the founder of a horsemanship school, Nevzorov Haute École. Also engaged in criticism of religion.


Nevzorov started working for the Leningrad television in 1985.[1] From December 1987–1993 he hosted the program 600 Seconds on the Leningrad TV channel, aired then all over the Soviet Union.[2][3][4] On December 12, 1990, Nevzorov was shot and wounded in Leningrad during a meeting with someone who pretended to have sensitive documents to offer.[2][5] In late 1991 his program was taken off the air twice and later gradually lost its popularity.[6][7] During August putsch Nevzorov supported State Committee on the State of Emergency, the of organ of the coupists.[8] Nevzorov formed the Nashi movement (not to be confused with the later pro-Putin youth movement of the same name). 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).[6]

Nevzorov worked as a reporter in the Yugoslav wars and the War of Transnistria in 1992–1993.[7] In 1994 he was a vocal supporter of the initiation of the First Chechen War.[2] 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.[9]

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 re-elected as an independent deputy three times, serving until the 2007 elections when the single constituency seats were abolished.[6]

He served as an adviser on film, TV and radio to Vladimir Yakovlev during the latter's tenure as the Governor (mayor) of St Petersburg.[10]

In 1999 Nevzorov collaborated with the ORT TV channel and often appeared as a political commentator on Sergey Dorenko's Saturday night news show.[11]

Later he abandoned political journalism and devoted himself to horses.[12] He founded a horsemanship school, Nevzorov Haute Ecole, and wrote the book The Horse: Crucified and Risen. He continues to make occasional excursions in politics. He directed two documentaries, produced several journal articles and publications,[13] and maintains a blog where he expresses his views of fervent atheism and bitter criticism towards the Russian government.

Was recognized as a saint by Russian Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.[14]


  1. ^ «Звезды» телевидения Archived 2015-07-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Biography (in Russian)
  3. ^ The Struggle for Control over Soviet Television by Elena Androunas, Journal of Communication 41.2, 185–200 (June 1991).
  4. ^ Сюжет // «Взгляд»
  5. ^ Popular Soviet TV Journalist Reported Shot, Reuters, December 14, 1990.
  6. ^ a b c "Александр Невзоров: РПЦ "подставила" государство из-за истории с Pussy Riot". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  7. ^ a b Если завтра во главе России встанет буддист, чиновничья братия немедленно побежит заказывать себе оранжевые сари, начнёт подыскивать местечки для определенных знаков и будет косноязычно приветствовать друг друга словами: «Ом мани падме хум»
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  9. ^ Russell, John. Chechnya – Russia's 'war on Terror', Routledge (publisher), 2007, p. 64. ISBN 978-0-415-38064-5 ISBN 0-415-38064-2
  10. ^ "Меня интересует только настоящее. 7 дней, №49 (6–12 декабря) 2010". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Александр Невзоров: Попы должны пойти работать". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Невзоров ушел в конную журналистику". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Невзоров: И из сумочки у нее торчал Крым". Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Первым "святым" церкви летающего макаронного монстра в России стал Невзоров". Retrieved 27 April 2017.

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