Anatoly Wasserman

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Anatoly Wasserman
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Born Anatoly Aleksandrovich Wasserman
(1952-12-09) December 9, 1952 (age 65)
Odessa, Soviet Union
Occupation journalist, political commentator
Political party A Just Russia

Anatoly Aleksandrovich Wasserman (Russian: Анато́лий Алекса́ндрович Ва́ссерман, Ukrainian: Анатолій Олександрович Вассерман; born 9 December 1952, in Odessa, USSR) is a journalist and political pundit who has won television intellectual quiz shows.[1]


Wasserman studied thermal physics at the Institute of refrigeration and cryotechnologies in Odessa, specializing also in computer programming. In 1974—1991 he was employed as a programmer at different R&D centers in Odessa dealing with low-temperature food technologies.[2]

Wasserman has worked as a journalist since 23 November 1991 to the present (throughout 1996–1999, for computer magazines in particular). In 1994 he was a candidate for the position of Deputy in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and took the second place in the electoral district.[2]

After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the start of the war in Donbass Wasserman became increasingly critical towards Ukrainian government. In 2015, the Security Service of Ukraine opened a criminal investigation against him for alleged separatist activity.[3]

On 27 January 2016 Wasserman became naturalized Russian citizen (citizenship was granted by Vladimir Putin).[3]

On 27 June 2016 he was nominated as a candidate for the State Duma of Russia from the party A Just Russia.[4]


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