Mikhail Zygar, political journalist: biography and interesting facts of life
A talented person is talented in everything - and this fact is fully confirmed by Mikhail Zygar. the correspondent, the editor-in-chief of the TV channel, and even the writer — all of these incarnations were united in one person, whose biography is useful for familiarizing everyone who aspires to success.
Mikhail Zygar is a graduate of the most famous and status educational institution in Russia - the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), graduated from the Faculty of International Journalism.
This educational process has not ended: Zygar was later studied at Cairo University, which is one of the oldest educational institutions in the world. The annual internship made it possible to bring the level of theoretical knowledge to the required level, which Michael set for himself.After this, the quantity turned into quality, and a stormy and versatile career began, which continues to this day.
The baggage of knowledge obtained in the best universities of the world required to be shared. Therefore, for seven years until 2009, Mikhail Viktorovich Zygar taught the subject “History of Foreign Journalism” in his alma mater - MGIMO Institute.
He also led master classes for novice colleagues called "Analytical Journalism."
Mikhail Zygar, as an employee of Kommersant, was the author of reports from hot spots. On his account reports from the scene:
- wars in Iraq;
- fighting in Serbia and Kosovo;
- wars in Lebanon;
- the revolution in Kyrgyzstan;
- the wars in Palestine;
- shooting in Andijan;
- the transfer of the Bronze Soldier in Estonia;
- revolution in Ukraine.
Such activities require considerable courage and enterprise, so in 2014 the journalist was awarded a serious award: he won the "International Press Freedom Prize", which was held in America (in New York).
Later, the journalist himself summed up his activities with the words: “I realized that I was sitting down at the war and starting to languish between business trips. Rvus where restless and shoot. "The written book “War and Myth”, in which the journalist told about all the events where he participated personally, became a spectacular point of the military reporter’s career.
The journalist led columns on well-known information, news and analytical Internet portals: Slon.ru, OpenSpace.ru, Gzt.ru and Forbes.ru.
Mikhail Zygar was on the Dozhd TV channel in 2010 before important events in national history: rallies of the winter of 2011-2012. His colleague on the TV channel was the notorious Ksenia Sobchak, who later repeatedly said that Zygar was her main teacher in the field of journalism.
Against the background of the activity on the Dozhd TV channel, the journalist shot documentaries about Soviet and Russian recent history. Since 2010, against the background of the career of the author, producer of programs and TV presenter, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Dozhd channel. At that time, the channel was very popular and was known for covering political events from the point of view of the opposition.
In 2015, Zygar announced his desire to leave the post of editor-in-chief to implement his own creative projects. But today it can be seen on the TV channel in the role of the leading TV program "Zygar".
The journalist made a serious contribution to the coverage of the events of Russian history by publishing the written book “All Kremlin Men: A Brief History of Modern Russia”. The work received the recognition of critics who unanimously concluded that this is the most complete and best study of all the important events of the past century and the beginning of the current one.
The publicist Belkovsky said that the best author who most accurately described the activities of Vladimir Putin is Mikhail Zygar. The books have been translated into 5 languages, therefore the work has become known almost all over the world. The work was repeatedly awarded the title of "bestseller".
In light of this, the book "The entire Kremlin army" is considered mandatory reading for every person interested in their own history.
In addition, Zygar was the author and co-author of the books:
- "War and Myth";
- “Central Asia: Andijan scenario?”;
- "Gazprom: New Russian weapons."
Not a single writer of Zygar was left unattended by critics and readers: the elegant and easy syllable of the story, interesting and non-trivial reasoning, relevant topics.
At the end of 2016, Zygar launched a unique project “1917.Free Story ”, which has gained immense popularity among web users. On the pages of the site in real-time data are laid out from the diaries of people who have left a big mark in history. The reader of the site is immersed in the events of a hundred years ago and can see what was thought, talked, wrote on this very day a century ago.
All information posted on the site is completely reliable, the sources were taken from the archives of diaries and letters.
The site has launched an application-game, made in the style of the popular application for quick dating "Tinder". The contenders for the heart in the game are individuals known in 1917, so visitors to the site can find out who they could successfully meet, born exactly a hundred years ago.
Thus, the project “1917. Free History ”is a unique site that allows history lovers to plunge into the past, and those who are not a history lover yet will certainly become one.
Little is known about the journalist’s personal life: due to his stormy professional activity, Zygar gives little time and attention to cover it in the press.
In 2009, the journalist married his colleague, Maya Stravinsky, and a year after the wedding in New York, they had a daughter.
Thus, Zygar is the personification of the modern successful journalist, who successfully combines the vigorous activities of the correspondent with the ability to beautifully present thoughts on paper, manage existing projects and create new ones. In the life of a talented person there is a place not only for a professional career, but also a happy personal life.