Alexei Venediktov

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Alexei Venediktov interviews Mikhail Gorbachev in station’s television studio

Alexei Venediktov (Russian: Алексей Алексеевич Венедиктов; born 18 December 1955) is a Russian journalist, editor-in-chief and host at the Echo of Moscow radio station, president of the Echo TV Russia.


Venediktov graduated from the evening division of Moscow Pedagogical State University in 1978. After graduation, he worked for 20[citation needed] years as a history teacher at Moscow school №875.

Since 1990 he has been working for Echo of Moscow.[1] Since 1996 he has been the editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow. Since 2002 he has been president of the Echo TV Russia.

In September 2006, Venediktov tried himself as a host on TV-channels Domashny, V kruge sveta.

Venediktov owns 18% of Echo of Moscow's shares, but resigned from the board in protest against Gazprom-Media announcement to change the board in February 2012.[2]