Leonid Bershidsky

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Leonid Bershidsky
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Bershidsky in September 2010
Leoníd Davídovich Bershídsky
Леонид Давидович Бершидский

(1971-11-23) 23 November 1971 (age 47)

Leonid Davidovich Bershidsky (Russian: Леони́д Дави́дович Берши́дский; born November 23, 1971, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Jewish Russian Berlin-based journalist and columnist for Bloomberg View, the editorial division of Bloomberg News.[1]


Bershidsky was born in Moscow to a Jewish family.[2] He studied, but did not finish at, the Moscow State Linguistic University and the University of California. He spent a year in France on his MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsweek, The Moscow Times, and was the chief editor of "Capital" weekly. From 1999 to 2002, he was the first editor in chief of the newspaper Vedomosti.

In 2007, at the invitation of then professional cyclist Alexander Vinokourov, Bershidsky went into business as the managing director of KIT Finance Investment Bank. In 2009, Bershidsky became a co-owner and chief editor of the business website Slon.ru. In 2010, he was appointed director of the business book division of Eksmo, a Moscow book publisher.[1][3] He became the author of several novels in the genre of art-detective: Rembrandt must die (2011), Devil's Trill, or test Stradivari (2011), Eight Faberge (2012). In 2011, Bershidsky retired from Slon.ru and began working in the Ukrainian magazine consultant project "Focus."[4] In 2012, he edited the Ukrainian web portal Forbes.ua. In 2014 after the Russian annexation of Crimea, Bershidsky announced his emigration to Germany.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Articles by Leonid Bershidsky". Bloomberg View. New York: Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Nemtsov Murder Reminds Russian Jews of Lingering Anti-semitism". The Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Post Group. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ Bershidsky, Leonid (3 November 2014). "Putin, Patriotism and the Fight for Russia's Textbooks". Bloomberg View. New York: Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Леонид Бершидский станет консультантом в украинском журнале" [Leonid Bershidsky will become a consultant to the Ukrainian magazine]. Lenta.ru (in Russian). Moscow: Rambler Media Group. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. ^ Bershidsky, Leonid (18 June 2014). "No Illusions Left, I'm Leaving Russia". The Moscow Times. Moscow: MoscowTimes LLC. Retrieved 11 July 2017.