Yury Dud

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Yury Dud
Yury Dud in Nizhnekamsk.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-10-11) 11 October 1986 (age 35)
EducationMoscow State University
OccupationJournalist, interviewer
YouTube information
Subscribers9.42 million[1]
(1 September 2021)
Total views1.49 billion[1]
(1 September 2021)
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers 2017
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers 2017

Yury Aleksandrovich Dud (Russian: Ю́рий Алекса́ндрович Дудь; born 11 October 1986) is a Russian journalist and YouTuber. He was editor-in-chief of Sports.ru from 2011 to 2018 and since 2018, has been Deputy Director-General. In 2017, he launched his YouTube channel vDud (Russian: вДудь) where he interviews famous figures from Russia and other post-Soviet states.


Dud considers himself to be of Ukrainian origin and Russian by identity. He was born in East Germany and has lived in Russia since the age of 4.[2]

Since 2001, he worked in Russian newspaper Izvestia as a freelance journalist, and became a staff journalist at the age of 16.[2] In 2008 Yuri Dud graduated from the MSU Faculty of Journalism.[2]

In 2007, he worked in sports magazine "PROsport", then in the sports division of NTV Plus.[2]

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.[2]

From 2011 to 2018, Dud was an editor-in-chief of Sports.ru.[2] In 2018, he moved to the position of Deputy Director-General.[3]

In February 2017, Dud launched a YouTube channel named vDud, where he interviews Russian celebrities.[4] His interviewees are musicians (mainly rappers), politicians, journalists, film directors, and business people.

Personal life[edit]

Dud is married to Olga Dud (née Boneva) and has two children.[5][6]


  • 2016 – Winner of GQ Russia's Person of the Year award in the Face from TV category with Yevgeny Savin.[7]
  • 2017 – Winner of GQ Russia's Person of the Year award in the Face From the Screen category.[8]
  • 2017 – Laureate of Redkollegia's prize in October.[9]
  • 2019 – Winner of GQ Russia's Person of the Year award in the Face From the Screen category.[10]


  1. ^ a b "About вДудь". YouTube.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Юрий Дудь / Биография и фильмография (in Russian). Russia-2. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Юрий Дудь: "Новый главный редактор Sports.ru – Александр Аксенов"". Sports.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 17 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ Cichowlas, Ola (2 June 2017). "Talking Heads: How Russia's Videobloggers are Shaping Public Opinion". The Moscow Times. Retrieved 12 September 2017.
  5. ^ Личная жизнь Юрия Дудя: татуировки в честь детей и непубличная жена
  6. ^ "В день рождения Юрия Дудя: 7 поводов его любить". PEOPLETALK (in Russian). 11 October 2017. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Лицо из ТВ 2016: Евгений Савин и Юрий Дудь". gq.ru. 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "ЧЕЛОВЕК ГОДА 2017". gq.ru.
  9. ^ "Лауреаты за 2017". redkollegia.org.
  10. ^ "Все победители премии "GQ Человек года" 2019". gq.ru. 10 September 2019.

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