Sergei Suponev

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Sergei Suponev
Born (1963-01-28)January 28, 1963
Khotkovo, Moscow Oblast, USSR
Died December 8, 2001(2001-12-08) (aged 38)
Tver Oblast
Occupation television director, presenter
Spouse(s) Valeria Suponeva
Olga Motina
Awards TEFI-99 (Zov Djungley)

Sergei Yevgenyevich Suponev (Russian: Серге́й Евге́ньевич Супо́нев; January 28, 1963 in Khotkovo – December 8, 2001) was TEFI-awarded Soviet and Russian television director, children's television presenter and a manager of child programms subdivision on Channel One.


Sergei Suponev was born in Khotkovo, Moscow Oblast in 1963. He entered Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Journalism), but dropped it after a year and joined the army. In 1980 he was hired to the Central Television, wherein at first worked as a stevedore.[1] In 1983 he was already the administrator of the musical editorial staff team. In 1984-1986 Suponev worked as a manager in propaganda department, since 1986 served as a script writer for television show Do 16 i Starshe.[1] Graduated from Moscow State University in 1988. In 1989 he hosted his first television show Marafon 15. In 1997 he debuted as a screen actor in Dandelion Wine. The same year Vladislav Listyev invited him to work on children's show Zvezdny Chas. Since then Suponev created and hosted several successful shows, including Zov Djungley, for which he was awarded with TEFI in 1999. Subsequently, he worked almost on every child programm on Channel One.[2] In 2001 (at the age of 38) he died in a snowmobile accident in Tver Oblast.[3]


  • 1986: Do 16 i Starshe (lit. Until 16 and older script writer).
  • 1989–1998: Marafon 15 (author, presenter)
  • 1992–2001: Zvezdny Chas (lit. Time of stars presenter, later director)
  • 1993–1997: Zov Djungley (lit. Call of Jungle author, presenter)
  • 1994–1996: Dendi - Novaya Realnost (lit. Dendy - The New Reality; author, presenter)
  • 1997–1999: Eti Zabavnye Zhyvotnie (lit. These amusing animals, author)
  • 1998–2001: Sem Bed - Odin Otvet (producer)
  • 1999–2001: Tsar Gory (lit. King of the Mountain, producer)
  • 2000: Sedmoye Tchuvstvo (lit. The Seventh Sense; author, producer)
  • 2001: Last Hero (author, producer)


  1. ^ a b Shedrov, Yaroslav (2001-12-11). "Children's television presenter Sergei Suponev died because of expensie toy". Komsomolskaya Pravda (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  2. ^ Melman, Alexader (2001-05-03). "Humble, clever and faithful Sergei Suponev". Moskovskij Komsomolets (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-02-21. 
  3. ^ Yemelyanova, Olga; Lifantsev, Dmitrii. (2007-09-14). "Звездный час" смерти. Express Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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