Yevgeny Kiselev is a well-known Russian and Ukrainian journalist, political analyst, founder of the commercial independent television company NTV. In addition, he has many awards and prizes to his credit. The most significant of them: 1996, 2000 - TEFI, 1995 - For Freedom of the Press, 1999 - Telegrand.
Evgeny Kiselev. Biography
The well-known journalist was born in Moscow on June 15, 1956, in a family of engineers. He studied at the Institute of African and Asian Countries at Moscow State University and successfully mastered the speci alty "historian-orientalist". His classmates were the famous writer Boris Akunin (Chkhartishvili Grigory) and brother Alexei.
In 1977-78, Kiselev was on an internship in Tehran. There he worked as a translator and was satisfied with his work. The outbreak of the Islamic revolution forced the young man to return to his homeland. Everything that happened left an indelible impression. According to the journalist himself, if it weren't for the war, he would still be working on Iran today. After graduating from the institute, Evgeny Kiselev goes to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. There he served as an officer-translator from 1979 to1981 He was an eyewitness to the entry of Soviet troops into Afghanistan. He completed his service with the rank of captain. Returning to his homeland, he went to work as a Persian language teacher at the prestigious Red Banner Institute of the Higher School of the KGB.
Today Evgeny Alekseevich Kiselev is better known as an outstanding journalist and politician.
In 1984, he began working for the State Radio and Television, and in 1987 he left for the international department of the Vremya TV program. In the "International Program", the programs "Before and after midnight", "Vglyad" began to appear his special reports. He became the first journalist who showed the audience Israel from a completely new, unknown side. Kiselev became the host of the Morning and 90 Minutes programs in 1990. In addition, he was one of the first to become the host of the popular Vesti program.
Together with Oleg Drobyshev in 1992, Kiselev created the analytical program "Itogi". She was the first program in the style of a political show. In 1993, together with Alexei Tsyvarev and Igor Malashenko, he created the commercial independent television company NTV. The Most Group under the management of Vladimir Gusinsky acts as a co-founder. The NTV television company is quickly gaining a worthy place and becoming one of the most popular on Russian television. In 1997, journalist Yevgeny Kiselev was appointed to the post of chairman of the board of directors of OJSC NTV Television Company. After the departure in 2000 of Dobrodeev, who served as CEO,Kiselev took his place.
Departure from NTV
In 2001, Kiselev had to leave his post and part with his favorite channel. Everything happened due to the reorganization of the channel. A large number of journalists and workers quit with him. At the same time, the general director of the TV-6 channel appointed Kiselev the general director of MNVK TV-6 Moscow. Together with him, journalists from NTV came to work here. In September of the same year, the City Arbitration Court ruled to liquidate the TV company in accordance with the claim of one of the shareholders. In March 2002, the “Kiselyov team”, headed by the journalist himself, created CJSC Channel Six. The TV channel began operating on June 1, 2002. He was given the name TVS. But in June 2003, the TV channel was taken off the air by order of the Ministry of Press.
Evgeny Kiselyov, whose biography is so entertaining, did not remain idle. Three months later, he took the place of the editor-in-chief of the popular newspaper Moscow News. Soon a conflict began between him and the journalists of the newspaper. The reason was the disagreement of the team with its editorial policy. A letter was sent to the Director General. It outlined all the claims, as well as a proposal to resign.
However, it did not work to remove Kiselyov. Moreover, he soon became the general director of the Moscow News publishing house, and decisively fired all those who disagreed. In 2005, all the shares of the Moscow News company were bought byVadim Rabinovich. By this time, Yevgeny Kiselev had already lost his post. These events did not break the active and purposeful person. He began working at the radio "Echo of Moscow". In addition, he often gave interviews as a political analyst. In early 2004, Kiselev launched a violent campaign against President Putin. He organized the "Committee 2008" group. In June 2008, the journalist heads the Ukrainian TV channel TVI. In the same year, he became the host of the Big Politics with Evgeny Kiselev program. In October 2009, quite unexpectedly for everyone, he leaves his post and closes the program.
In 1998, Evgeny Kiselev, according to Kommersant, became one of the richest and most famous people in Russia. In 2009, he published the book Without Putin. Its co-author was Mikhail Kasyanov, a former prime minister. The journalist is known not only as a presenter, but also as the author of documentaries: "The Afghan Trap", "Tehran-99", "The Mysterious General Secretary", "The Secret of the Death of K-129", "The President of All Russia", "Spartak", "The Most humane person”, “Knight of the Oval Office”, “Pope”, “Taganka with and without a Master”.
Kiselev is reluctant to talk about his personal life. According to him, he rarely has free time. He likes to spend it by watching TV shows, reading memoirs or walking around his favorite places. The journalist loves delicious food. He is always eager to try something new and different. In addition, Kiselev loves to play tennis. However, the time forthis is often not enough. He is married and has an adult son Alexei. His wife, Maria Shakhova, was his classmate and first love. She is also far from the last figure in Moscow. Shakhova is the producer of the TV show "Fazenda" on Channel One. In the recent past, she served as the press secretary of NTV and hosted the popular Summer Residents program. She received the TEFI-2002 award for her services. She exhibited several times as a designer at the Maly Manege. Their son, together with his wife, is engaged in business. They created their own clothing line and their own ready-to-wear brand. Kiselev has a beloved grandson Georgy.