Alexei Alexeyevich Venediktov is a Russian journalist, former editor-in-chief, host and co-owner of the Echo of Moscow radio station, as well as publisher of Diletant history magazine.
18 Facts About Alexei Venediktov
Alexei Venediktov was born in Moscow, USSR on 18 December 1955.
Alexei Venediktov's father, Alexei Nikolaevich Venediktov, was a navy submarine officer killed in a storm shortly before Alexei's birth.
In 1983 she along with Alexei Venediktov's sister emigrated to the United States.
Alexei Venediktov graduated from the evening division of Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1978.
Alexei Venediktov began as a newspaper observer and reporter and later headed the news division.
Alexei Venediktov was editor-in-chief of Echo of Moscow from 1998 to 2022.
From 2002 until 2010, Alexei Venediktov served as president of Echo TV Russia.
On December 6,1994, Alexei Venediktov traveled to Grozny as a correspondent for Echo to cover talks between Dzhokhar Dudayev and Russian parliamentarians who came to rescue Russian officers captured during an unsuccessful tank assault on Grozny.
Alexei Venediktov took out a tape recorder and told the officers to say on record that they won't go anywhere, so that their families could know.
Ten minutes of clicking the bolts, and Alexei Venediktov was brought back.
In February 2012, Alexei Venediktov resigned from Echo's board of directors in protest against the Gazprom-Media attempt to announcement to change the board.
Alexei Venediktov later said that it was Vladimir Putin who personally saved him and his station from closure by Mikhail Lesin.
Alexei Venediktov returned to the board in 2014, only to leave it again in June 2018.
In 2012, Alexei Venediktov founded the first popular history magazine in Russia, Diletant.
Alexei Venediktov is a member of the Public Board of the Russian Ministry of Defence and the Civic Chamber of Moscow since 2016.
Alexei Venediktov said that the he had announced the collaboration openly and did not earn anything from the project.