Yury Dud

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Yury Dud
Yury Dud in Nizhnekamsk.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-10-11) October 11, 1986 (age 33)
EducationMoscow State University
ResidenceMoscow, Russia
OccupationJournalist, interviewer
YouTube information
Subscribers7.72 million
(July 2020)
Total views1.03 billion
(July 2020)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
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Yury Aleksandrovich Dud (Russian: Ю́рий Алекса́ндрович Дудь; born 11 October 1986) is a Russian sports journalist, who also runs an unrelated YouTube channel vDud where he interviews famous figures from CIS region.


Dud considers himself to be of Ukrainian origin and Russian by identity. He was born in Germany and has lived in Russia since the age of 4.[1]

Since 2001, he worked in Russian newspaper Izvestia as a freelance journalist, and became a staff journalist at the age of 16.[1] In 2008 Yuri Dud graduated from the MSU Faculty of Journalism.[1]

In 2007, he worked in sports magazine "PROsport", then in a sports division of NTV Plus.[1]

Since 2011, Dud is an editor-in-chief of Sports.ru.[1]

In 2011–2013, Dud hosted a TV show "Headbutt" at Russia-2. In 2015–2017, he started another show called "KultTura" for TV channel Match TV.[1]

Internet show[edit]

In February 2017, Dud launched a YouTube channel named vDud, where he interviews Russian celebrities that are not related to sport.[2] His interviewees are musicians (mainly rappers), politicians, journalists, film directors, and business people. By June 2017, vDud gained over 800 thousand subscribers,[2] and by September 2017, the channel had 1.4 million subscribers.[3] As of May 2020, the channel has over 7.39 million subscribers.

On his Internet show, Dud interviewed prominent Russian figures such as Ilya Prusikin, Basta, L'One, Sergey Shnurov, Ilya Naishuller, Alexei Navalny, Noize MC, BadComedian, Maxim Fadeev, Vlady, Dmitry Malikov, Oleg Tinkov, Yury Bykov, Yevgeny Chichvarkin, Aleksandr Pal, Mikhail Khodorkovsky[4], Vladimir Zhirinovsky[3], Neuromonakh Feofan, Boris Khlebnikov, Leonid Parfyonov, Face, Vladimir Pozner, Ksenia Sobchak, Artemy Lebedev, Yuri Shevchuk, Semyon Slepakov, Alexander Petrov, Yevgeny Roizman, Alexander Nevzorov, Pavel Grudinin, Aleksei Serebryakov, Leonid Agutin, Alexei Venediktov, Aleksandr Tsekalo, Konstantin Khabensky, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Mikhail Yefremov, Sergey Dorenko, Eduard Limonov, Dmitry Nagiyev, Konstantin Kinchev, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Nikita Mikhalkov, Dmitry Kiselyov, Alexei Ivanov, Egor Kreed, Kantemir Balagov, Sergei Guriev, Konstantin Batygin, Anton Lapenko, Irina Gorbacheva as well as citizens of Armenia like Garik Martirosyan, Kazakhstan like Timur Bekmambetov and Ukraine like Ivan Dorn[5], Alexander Rodnyansky, and Dmitry Gordon.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Юрий Дудь / Биография и фильмография (in Russian). Russia-2. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Cichowlas, Ola (June 2, 2017). "Talking Heads: How Russia's Videobloggers are Shaping Public Opinion". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Womack, Helen (September 10, 2017). "The future of Russia's media is in the hands of young and tech-savvy vloggers". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  4. ^ "If Navalny Takes Power He Could End Up Like Putin, Says Khodorkovsky". The Moscow Times. August 9, 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  5. ^ Yakutenko, Anna (April 13, 2017). "Top Ukrainian singer in trouble after controversial interview in Russia". Kyiv Post. Retrieved 13 September 2017.

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