Matvey Ganapolsky

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Matvey Ganapolsky
Ganapolsky in 2011
Matvey Yuryevich Margolis

(1953-12-14) 14 December 1953 (age 70)
CitizenshipUkraine • Russia
Occupation(s)Journalist, film director, author
SpouseTamara Shengeliya (m. 1998)
ChildrenEkaterina Shengeliya, Alexander Ganapolsky

Matvey Yuryevich Ganapolsky (born Margolis; Russian: Матвей Юрьевич Ганапольский, Ukrainian: Матвій Юрійович Ганапольський; born 14 December 1953 in Lviv) is a Russian and Ukrainian journalist who has contributed for Pryamiy kanal,[1] Echo of Moscow,[2] Moskovsky Komsomolets, and other media. He is also a member of the Russian Jewish Congress.[3]


Ganapolsky was born in Lviv in 1953. His mother Dina Levina was one of the last surviving eyewitnesses of the Babi Yar tragedy.[4] Ganapolsky spent his childhood in Lviv, later leaving for Kyiv and then for Moscow where he graduated from the GITIS.[5] From 1981 to 1986, he lived in Kyiv picking up a job at the local Variety Theatre.[5] In 1990, he started working for the radio station Echo of Moscow where he launched the Bomond programme.[6] In 2016, he obtained Ukrainian citizenship.[1][7] As of 2020, Ganapolsky hosted a talk show named Ekho Ukrayiny on Pryamiy kanal[1] and, until the radio station's closure in March 2022, several radio programmes on Echo of Moscow.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Матвей Ганапольский". (in Russian).
  2. ^ a b "Матвей Ганапольский" (in Russian). Echo of Moscow.
  3. ^ "Структура Российского еврейского конгресса" (in Russian). Российский еврейский конгресс. Archived from the original on 6 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Матвей Ганапольский исследует еврейские традиции" (in Russian). 9 April 2002.
  5. ^ a b "Прыжок через Львов". (in Russian). Moskovsky Komsomolets. 26 September 2007.
  6. ^ "Матвей Ганапольский — Сотрудники" (in Russian). Радиостанция «Эхо Москвы».
  7. ^ "Російський журналіст Ганапольський став громадянином України" (in Ukrainian). ІнА "Українські Новини". 20 July 2016.