Table of contents:
- First steps
- Cooperation with BBC
- Working in private weeklies
- Travel magazines
- Contribution to journalism
- Private life
Evgeny Yuryevich Dodolev was born on June 11, 1957 in Moscow and from school age got into the staff of the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, in which his father, the famous writer Yury Dodolev, worked at that time. The mother of the future journalist taught mathematics at the Moscow Aviation Institute. It was at this university that Dodolev entered after graduating from school, choosing a mathematical speci alty. After receiving his diploma, Eugene realized that this was not his life path, and decided to devote himself entirely to journalism.
Evgeny Dodolev, whose biography cannot but attract the attention of people interested in journalism, carried out even the most important tasks on behalf of Yuri Shchekochikhin, head of the Scarlet Sail column. By the way, even after leaving the newspaper, Yevgeny, together with his former colleague, published a publicistic book called “Processes”.
In 1985, the most active part of the biography of Evgeny Dodolev begins, when he tries himself as a correspondent in the well-known newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets. A distinctive feature of Eugene's work was that he was never dependent onsuperiors and did only what he liked. The only time his process was supervised by senior editorial staff was the work on the Top Secret bulletin, which came out in 1989. He was engaged in this work together with the popular journalist Alexander Pleshkov, who, some time after the publication of the publication, was poisoned by unknown people.
Evgeny Dodolev, like his colleagues in journalistic innovation, was interested in everything connected with modern society. Even the well-known television critic Natalya Vlashchenko noted that Dodolev's publications in the 80s of the last century made it possible to experience a new surge in film and theater studies. Dodolev, according to the confessions of many people, belongs to this type of journalists, who are characterized by subtle humor and the administrative-bureaucratic speech style that became popular in the 90s.
The well-known Russian writer Dmitry Bykov noted that even the youngest generation, whose circle included Evgeny, already originates in something new and unusual for Russian journalism. Bykov said that all the people who were on the same wavelength with Dodolev are beginning to "make the weather" on television channels and bring some kind of "flavor" to the same type of press.
Journalist Evgeny Dodolev became the very first, and so far the only journalist, whose materials and articles about girls with low social responsibility were accepted by the Central Committee of the CPSU. It was this party that made new changes to the Administrative Code of the Soviet Union. Articles about prostitutes fromEvgenia Dodoleva became the very first in Russia that could be published in newspapers. Publications under the titles “Night Hunters” and “White Dance” brought the newspaper to a new level of all-Union citation and popularized the release to a new, record level.
Thanks to these articles, Evgeny Dodolev received the “Best Journalist of the Year” award in 1986 and repeated his result two years later. More recently, Dodolev has been compared to great Russian writers and noted that Dodolev's satire and sarcasm cannot be compared to what Gogol and Shchedrin wrote.
Besides working for the newspaper, Yevgeny Dodolev hosted the television program “Vzglyad” under the guidance of the youth editorial office of the state television and radio of the Soviet Union. During the reports, Dodolev talked about people who in those years had enough information and competence to act as a source in various programs on central television. Almost the whole country heard about these people, but due to some bans, they got on TV screens. These newmakers included KGB officer Oleg Kalugin and well-known reporter from St. Petersburg Alexander Nevzorov.
Modern blogger Timofey Shevyakov spoke only the best words about Yevgeny Dodolev. He noted that the Vzglyad program at that time left only the best memories, and Dodolev was a cult of that time.
10 years after the end of this nationally known program, the transfer"Spark" talked about all the participants of that time as folk heroes. The hosts of Ogonyok noted that Yevgeny Dodolev and company once became folk heroes who inspired people to change the country, as if Gorbachev personified perestroika.
In 1991, Dodolev became even more popular in the vastness of the country, when the well-known television company “VID” made an order for Channel One, making a documentary film called “The Press of the USSR”, the plot of which was a story about promising and young journalists. The director who shot this picture was Dodolev's longtime friend, a member of the DBB television company, Ivan Demidov.
Cooperation with BBC
Evgeny Dodolev once represented the Soviet Union in many projects on the world-famous BBC TV channel. The theme of girls of easy virtue, which at one time brought him popularity in Russia, also became very popular abroad. The English producer and director, together with Dodolev, made an English-language film called Prostitutki, which was released in 1990. By the way, this work received good reviews from all English critics of that time.
Working in private weeklies
Evgeny Dodolev was the creator of one of the first private magazines, which was called "New Look". It was this weekly that became the basis for the creation of a publishing center with the same name. In 1994, a major conflict broke out between the Judicial Chamber for Information Disputes under the leadership of the President of the Russian Federation and the editorial office of the newspaper. Servicescarefully examined the publication about Chechnya, and, having discovered a number of violations there that completely violate the law, they opened a criminal case. The author of the article, Yaroslav Mogutin, had to hide from law enforcement agencies, and then completely hide in the United States of America. But this did not stop him from further publishing articles and at the same time working on other projects.
In 2005, a turning point occurred in Evgeny Dodolev's career when the editors of SK-Press invited him to collaborate in the travel column. This topic became new for Eugene, and therefore he invested in it with all his might. That is why the share of licensed materials in the magazine has decreased, the advertising department has been reformed, and the circulation of the newspaper has grown significantly compared to when Dodolev was not in the editorial office yet. Evgeny was also able to attract famous authors in the person of Kirill Razlogov and Dmitry Bykov to cooperation. Also, according to Dodolev, photographers that were popular at that time also agreed to work in the editorial office.
In addition to his work in a travel magazine, he headed the center that produced business newspapers, such as, for example, Kompaniya, Career, and the Russian version of BusinessWeek magazine. In addition, men's magazines appeared on the shelves. And the only glossy political publication called Moulin Rouge.
Contribution to journalism
Evgeny Dodolev became the first journalist who in practice used the phrase “fourth power”, which determined both the press itself and its influence in society.Dodolev also introduced other significant concepts to the masses, such as “glamorization”, which meant the process of processing segments of the information field, and “mythologization” - the process of combining historical-scientific and historical-religious structures.
Also, Evgeny Dodolev became the first person to experiment with the Latin language, inserting them into the Russian-language titles of articles, which gave the material a new, previously unknown look. Dodolev also introduced to the masses the concept of such a phenomenon of the culture of social life and human behavior, which is built mainly on sexual instincts and inclinations. Eugene's colleagues reacted negatively to this procedure, but psychologists and psychiatrists took his direction as a basis. In addition, Yevgeny Dodolev published books. And they are still relevant.
The journalist also opened up many new topics, such as corruption in state parties and criminal kidnappings. The popular Russian sociologist Igor Kon very positively assessed these areas and noted that he would not remember similar articles that were published before Dodolev.
Evgeny Dodolev is a man whose personal life is almost unknown to anyone. Many people get the impression that the journalist lived only for work and never paid attention to building a family. He had a special attitude to this life value, therefore, most likely, he remained a bachelor. There was talk in narrow circles that, nevertheless, there was nosingle Yevgeny Dodolev. Wife - Natalya Razlogova - at one time was in a relationship with Viktor Tsoi, but these rumors remained rumors. Nothing is known about Dodolev's children either, and the journalist himself never admitted whether he had blood heirs.