Journalist Vitaly Portnikov

Portnikov Vitaliy - Ukrainian publicist and journalist. Observer for Radio Liberty and author of articles in Russian and Ukrainian editions. The journalist, known for his opposition activities, worked for a long time in Russia. Writes articles on the topic of Jewry. Back in the years of Soviet power, he collaborated with Sovetish Heimland and Birobidzhaner Stern, publications that were published in Yiddish.

Vitaly Portnikov

Journalist Biography

Vitaly was born in Kiev in 1967. Father Edward Petrovich - an economist, Klara Abramovna, the mother of a journalist, was a lawyer. He graduated from high school in 1985 - first he studied at school number 53, then in number 41. After school, he enters the University of Dnepropetrovsk in the Faculty of Philology.

In 1988, Vitaly transferred to the Moscow State University at the Faculty of Journalism. After graduation, he remains in graduate school, in 1992 she graduated. Vitaly Portnikov is a journalist whose biography of publications begins in his student years. At this time, he collaborated with the Kiev edition of "Young Ukraine".

At the same time, in 1989, she works as a columnist for Nezavisimaya Gazeta - covering the problems of the post-Soviet space. In 1995, Portnikov among a group of journalists who disagree with its transfer into the ownership of structures close to Berezovsky, leaves the newspaper.

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Since 1990, a publicist and correspondent for Radio Liberty, since 1994 has been published in the Kiev newspaper Dzerkalo Tiznya, where he has the Diaries section (in the book The Mother of God in the Synagogue, the materials of this rubric are collected). Since 1994, the correspondent of the Ukrainian newspaper "Day", since 1999 - a columnist for the Moscow newspaper "Time MN".

Vitaliy Portnikov regularly published his articles in the Moscow Vedomosti and Russky Telegraph, in the Ukrainian editions of the Correspondent and Business Week. Led the columns in the Riga editions of "Business and the Baltics" and "Telegraph", in Estonian "Postimees" and "Estonia". Published in the Polish newspapers "Polityka" and "Gazeta Wyborcza", in Minsk "BelGazeta".

From 2006 to 2007 - chief editor of the Ukrainian daily newspaper Gazeta 24.

Work on the radio, television

From 1995 to 1999, Vitaly Portnikov, host of “Vkna v svit” and “Vіkna-Tizhnevik” on “STB” channel, “Persona” program, host of “Day of Syomiy” program on ICTV and VIP show on K1 channel, on TV channel “ True Vitaly Portnikov.In 2010, he has been working as the chief editor of the TVi channel, since 2012 - President of TVi.

At various times, leads on the radio "Freedom" of the program "Press Hour", "Proper Name" and "Guest Time". Vitaly speaks on the air of the Ukrainian, Belarusian and Russian services of this radio. Since November 2013, Vitaly Portnikov leads programs on Espresso TV.

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Books by Vitaly Portnikov

The book "Why Medvedev?" Was published in 2008 and reveals the secrets of the Russian system and politics, which remains a mystery to the rest of the world since the times of Ivan the Terrible. The current Russian president is not an autocrat, as Russian PR claims, but only a performer of “anonymous” management, the author of the book, Vitaly Portnikov, shares his opinion.

The journalist collected articles from the author’s columns in the collection “The Virgin in the Synagogue”. The author of the book provides his readers with important information, gives comparisons and offers his point of view on historical and contemporary events. Date of publication of the collection - 2010.

The “prison for angels” is a continuation of the book “The Virgin Mary in the Synagogue.” In the previous collection, the author discusses historical events and covers European and post-Soviet countries.This collection contains articles on events in Ukraine - a kind of personal diary.

Awards and prizes

  • 1988 - winner of the prize. V. Lidiny.
  • 1989 - winner of the SZhU Gold Feather Award.
  • 1998 - laureate them. P. Orlik.

In 2013, Vitaliy Portnikov was one of the participants in the Revolution of Dignity (Euromaidan) in Kiev. Vitaly is fluent in several foreign languages. She loves traveling around the Middle East and Europe.

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