Golden Gramophone Award
The Golden Gramophone is one of the most important music award ceremonies in Russia and the hit parade of Russian Radio. It was founded by the radio station "Russian Radio" and has been held annually since 1996. The rights belong to CJSC Russian Media Group and CJSC Russian Radio Eurasia.
In December 1995, the Golden Gramophone radio program, then still called Russkaya Gorka, began broadcasting on Russian Radio. She presented 12 songs that were most often ordered on the air of the radio station itself using calls, letters and a paging service (the radio station's SMS portal appeared in 2004). The host of the program was Gleb Deev. Since February 20, 1999, a new stage begins at the Golden Gramophone. It was on that day that Russkaya Gorka ceased to exist and the Golden Gramophone hit parade started. Unlike the Russkaya Gorka program, which presented the 12 best songs of the week, the Golden Gramophone decided to determine the top 20. The first host of the program was Gleb Deev, he was assisted by Alexei Kortnev and Valdis Pelsh. From 2000 to 2001, the program was hosted by Boris Korablev (at that time, Andrei Chizhov had a parody program called The Golden Toilet). Andrey Chizhov hosted the program from 2001 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, Alexander Karlov became the host of the program. From 2005 to 2007, the program was hosted by Alla Dovlatova, she was assisted by Andrey Malakhov, and after that by Sergey Zverev. Roman Emelyanov hosted the program from 2007 to 2015. He was replaced by: Philip Kirkorov, Alexei Chumakov, Vadim Voronov and Alisa Selezneva, Vadim Danilin and Bella Ogurtsova, Dmitry Olenin,
From September 11 to November 13, 2015, the presenter was Ivan Suvorov, who led the historical editions of the Golden Gramophone. Since November 20, 2015, Alena Borodina has been leading the hit parade.
In order to receive the award, the artist's song must stay on the top list for 20 or more weeks. The names of the laureates are announced at the ceremony itself, after they were chosen under the influence of Russian Radio listeners. Gramophones are awarded every year in Moscow, at the State Kremlin Palace, and in St. Petersburg a day later, at the Ice Palace. Artists are awarded by representatives of various professions - people from television, theater or film actors, representatives of political circles and �