Konstantin Rykov

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Konstantin Rykov (Константин Игоревич Рыков), a.k.a. Jason Foris (Джейсон Форис) (born 27 May 1979) is a Russian politician.


Rykov was born in Moscow. Since 1998 he made his mark as one of the first professional Russian Internet producers. Rykov together with Egor Lavrov created websites such as Fuck.ru and Runet.ru and television programs such as the popular TV-Show “Star Factory”. Since 2002 he has been working as head of the Internet department of the First Channel of the state television, where he cooperated with art impresario Marat Gelman in a range of political Internet projects like Irak.ru and Vojna.ru.

Rykov's latest media projects include the production of electronic newspapers Dni.ru (Дни.Ру ) and Vzglyad (Взгляд), publication and promotion of controversial bestselling novelists Sergey Minaev and Eduard Bagirov, and support of Vladimir Putin via his websites Zaputina.ru (За Путина) and Russia.ru.

On 2 December 2007, Rykov was elected as a deputy of the Duma representing Nizhny Novgorod as a candidate of pro-Kremlin party United Russia.

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