Muratov Dmitry Andreevich

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October 25, 2021

Dmitry Andreevich Muratov (born October 30, 1961, Kuibyshev (now Samara)) is a Russian journalist and TV presenter. Editor-in-Chief of Novaya Gazeta (1995-2017 and since 2019), one of its founders. Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021 (became the third Russian after Andrei Sakharov and Mikhail Gorbachev to receive this award). He decided to transfer the financial part of the award to the Russian Circle of Good Foundation, established by Putin's decree.

Biography

He was born on October 30, 1961 in the city of Kuibyshev (now Samara). In 1983 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Kuibyshev State University. In 1983-1985 he served in the Republic of Armenia. After military service he worked for the newspaper "Volga Komsomolets". In 1987 he became the head of the department of Komsomol life of the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda". In 1990, he became editor of the publication's information department. In November 1992, he left KP and at the same time co-founded the 6th Floor Journalists' Association, which included journalists who disagreed with the newspaper's new editorial policy. The following year, the company became the founder of the New Daily Newspaper, the first issue of which was published on April 1, 1993. Muratov joined its editorial board and became deputy editor-in-chief. From December 1994 to January 1995, he was a special correspondent for the newspaper in the war zone in Chechnya. In February 1995, he became the editor-in-chief of the publication, which by that time had been renamed from Novaya Dnevnaya Gazeta to Novaya Gazeta. For some time Muratov combined work in the newspaper and on television. Thus, in 1997 he was the host of the Press Club program (ATV - ORTV), in 1998-2000 - the host of the weekly program "The Court Goes" on the TV channel "NTV". In 2004 he was one of the founders of the Committee: 2008: Free Choice. He left the Committee in 2005, saying he was "absolutely disappointed with the way Democrats have tried to unite." In 2004 he joined the Russian Democratic Party "Apple". In 2005 he became one of the co-owners of the magazine "Crocodile", but in 2008 the renewed magazine was stopped. In 2009 he joined the Public Council in support of the electoral list of the Yabluko party in the elections to the Moscow City Duma of the 5th convocation. In March 2014, he signed an appeal against the annexation of Crimea. In September 2020, he signed a letter to �

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