Dmitry Gordon

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Dmitry Gordon
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Born
Dmitry Ilyich Gordon

(1967-10-21) October 21, 1967 (age 51)
OccupationJournalist
Years active1991–present
Websitehttp://www.gordon.com.ua/
Signature
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Dmitry Ilyich Gordon (Ukrainian: Дмитро Ілліч Гордон; Russian: Дмитрий Ильич Гордон), born October 21, 1967, Kiev, is a Ukrainian writer, journalist, TV presenter and singer. He is also the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Boulevard” (from June, 1995), later – “Gordon Boulevard”.

Biography[edit]

Dmitry was born on the 21-st of October 1967 in Kiev to a Jewish family. His father, Ilya Gordon, was a civil engineer and his mother, Mina Gordon, was an engineer-economist. Gordon started school at the age of six and finished it at 15. [1] During his school years he read a lot, was interested in the history of the Revolution, the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War. He was also keen on theatre, modern music and football. When he was in the fifth grade he wrote about one hundred letters to famous people asking them to send him their photos with the signature. He got two replies: from Leonid Utyosov and Iosif Kobzon.[1]

In 1988, he graduated from Kiev Civil Engineering Institute. To tell the truth, as he recalls, all five institute years were a complete torture as this occupation was not his cup of tea.[2] In his second year he started to collaborate with the leading Kiev newspapers. During his years of study he published in the best Ukrainian newspapers such as “Vecherniy Kiev” (literally “Evening Kiev”), “Komsomolskoye Znamya” (literally “The Banner of Komsomol”), “Molodaya Ukraina” (literally “Young Ukraine”), “Sportivnaya Gazeta” (literally “Sports Newspaper”), “Molodaya Gvardiya” (literally “The Young Guard”), “Prapory Komynizmy” (literally “Banners of Communism”), and “Komsomolskaya Pravda” (literally “Komsomol Truth”). After the graduation Gordon worked for the newspapers “Vecherniy Kiev”, “Kievskiye Vedomosti” (literally “Kiev Bulletin”) and “All-Ukraine Vedomosti” (literally “All-Ukraine Bulletin”).

Since 1995, he has been editing his own newspaper, a weekly of society columns “Boulevard” (since 2005 “Gordon Boulevard”). Today in Ukraine “Gordon Boulevard” is one of the most popular newspapers with high circulation. The readers of the weekly count more than 2.5 million people. The newspaper is distributed in Russia, the United States, Israel, Spain, Italy and Germany as well.[3]

Gordon is the father of five children. The elder son Rostislav (born in 1992) is the student of Kiev Institute of International Relations.[4] The second son Dmitry (born in 1995) is the four times champion of Europe in united combat sport in youth age group. He is also a composer of instrumental music and he plays the piano.[5] Since 2012, he is a student of Berklee College of Music in Boston. Elizaveta (born in 1999) and Lev (born in 2001) are schoolchildren. His wife is Alesia Batsman – the editor of “Shuster Live”.

Career[edit]

Dmitry combines his job in the newspaper “Gordon Boulevard” with the publishing of his own books. There have been published more than 39 books up to now, including “The Heroes of Interlunation” in eight volumes. Dmitry is also the author of the TV program «Visiting Dmitry Gordon» (on Ukrainian TV since 2000). More than 500 celebrities were the heroes of the program: poets, writers, artists, directors, public figures, politicians and sportsmen. Among them we can name: Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergei Khrushchev, Mykola Amosov, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Vitaly Korotich, Roman Viktiuk, Viktor Chernomyrdin, and Nikita Mikhalkov. The interviews are frank talks with famous people.[6] Besides journalism, Dmitry is passionate about modern music. He recorded about 60 songs and released six albums. He made 8 video clips with Valery Leontiev, Alexander Rosenbaum, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Natalia Mohylevska, Natalia Buchynska and solo.

Books[edit]

  • 1999 – “My Soul Suffers Terribly…” Talks with Kashpirovsky.
  • 2003 – “The Heroes of Interlunation”. In eight volumes.
  • 2004 – “The Stars of Popular Music”.
  • 2004 – “The Stars of Popular Music and Films”.
  • 2004 – “The Sports Stars”.
  • 2004 – “The Faces of Ukraine”.
  • 2004 – “Visiting Dmitry Gordon”. In 2 volumes.
  • 2005 – “In Private”.
  • 2006 – “Frankly Speaking”.
  • 2006 – “A Lifelong Dialogue”.
  • 2006 – “Speak Your Mind”.
  • 2007 – “Unedited”.
  • 2007 – “Têt-à-têt”.
  • 2008 – “Berezovsky and Korzhakov. The Kremlin Secrets”.
  • 2009 – “Gloss Free”.
  • 2009 – “From Sorrow to Joy”.
  • 2009 – “The Height of Loneliness”.
  • 2010 – “Son for Father”.
  • 2010 – “Under the Magnifying Glass”.
  • 2010 – “Between the Past and the Future”.
  • 2010 – “Viktor Suvorov. The Confession”.
  • 2011 – “Naughty Memory”.
  • 2012 – “The Moment of Truth”.
  • 2012 – “The Distant Close”.
  • 2012 – “Ten Hours in London. Berezovsky. Bukowski. Suvoro”.
  • 2013 – “The Men's Talk”.
  • 2013 – “Frankly Speaking”.
  • 2014 – “The Escape for the Soul”.
  • 2014 – “The Truth about Russia and Putin”.
  • 2014 – “The Light and the Shade”.

Discography[edit]

  • 2006 – “There Are Two of Us”.
  • 2006 – “The First Time”.
  • 2006 – “I Am Smiling at You”
  • 2006 – “Disquiet”.
  • 2006 – “Somebody Else’s Wife”.

Video-clips[edit]

  • “Winter” (“Teddy Bear”) – duet with Natalya Mogilevskaya;
  • “The Violin Is Playing” – duet with Tamara Gverdtsiteli;
  • “Chequered” – duet with Alexander Rosenbaum;
  • “Happy New Year!”;
  • “There are Two of Us” – duet with Valery Leontiev;
  • “I Am Smiling at You”
  • “To Blokhin!”
  • “The First Love” – duet with Natalya Buchinskaya.

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