Date of Birth: 12/24/1960
Place of Birth: Kishinev
Born December 24, 1960 in Chisinau. Son of Soviet playwright Alexander Gelman ( "We, the undersigned ...", "Silver" and others.).
In 1983 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Communications.
From 1983 to 1985 he worked as head of the Laboratory of non-standard equipment of the Chisinau television factory "Alpha". In 1985 he worked as an engineer in Chisinau Research Institute nondestructive testing methods.
In 1985-1990 gg. - CEO STCY center in Chisinau.
In 1990 he moved to Moscow and created art "Gelman Gallery."
He engaged in political technologies since 1991. He collaborated with imidzhmeykerskoy by Yefim Ostrovsky.
In the Duma elections of 1995 it was listed in the list of candidates of the bloc "Generations abroad".
In December 1995, Gregory Nekhoroshev wrote in "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" that the Gelman Gallery works on KRO Skokova-Swan-Rogozin (together with Gleb Pavlovsky). In response Gelman wrote in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, which stated that "the artists collaborating with the gallery, in varying degrees, participate in election campaigns," Apple ", the OHR, the Bloc Ivan Rybkin, DDA, the AOC. Not being able to influence their activities outside the gallery, however, I am glad that one of them does not work on Zhirinovsky, Communist and other destructive and revanchist forces "(NG.10.12.95).
From June 1995 to 2002 - co-owner of JSC "Foundation for Effective Politics" (FEP) (together with G.Pavlovskim).
Exhibition Organizers "compromising" in December 1996. The samples show "genuine compromising" indistinguishable side by side with richly represented witty fraud, made in the form of typewritten texts on all kinds of forms, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations, movies, computer programs, etc. Guelman print Opponents accused him of that exhibition was organized in favor of or commissioned by Anatoly Chubais to discredit the media begun by Boris Berezovsky and Vladimir Gusinsky, the "war of compromising materials" against Chubais`s team ( "the work of writers" and others.).
Hit the poem by Andrei Voznesensky "Comp" ( "The Queen of Spades was to Gelman. Marat. To stab him in the bathroom. She took out a dagger. But the bathroom was not working").
In 1997, tried to organize a collection of signatures for the referendum in Moscow on the demolition tseretelievskogo Peter I, and then announced the cancellation of the collection of signatures (in connection with the terrorist attacks against the monument to Nicholas II and Peter I, arranged suicide Komsomol members of the group "Revolutionary Military Soviet of the RSFSR" ) .With 1997 - the co-editor (with G.Pavlovskim) monthly publicistic journal "Pushkin".
In 1999 he was the head of the electoral headquarters of Sergei Kiriyenko, the election of the mayor of Moscow.
Since the end of 2000, he participated in the organization of "Media union" created by Alexander Lyubimov, as opposed to the Union of Journalists of Russia. He went into the board "Media union" and led it in 2001, the guild of the Internet.
In 2001, at the invitation of Sergei Kiriyenko, he led the campaign headquarters of the incumbent governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region governor Ivan Sklyarov in the elections. In the second round lost Gennady Sklyarov Khodyreva.
In May 2002, he waived his Effective Policy Fund shares ( "FEP has become virtually the department for information support Russian presidential administration ... It makes me participate in FEPe pointless, and in some cases harmful." - Business Chronicle, 2 July 2002).
In June 2002 he was appointed deputy director general of ORT - the head of analytical management of the TV channel.
In 2003 was in charge - is believed to be from Vladislav Surkov - the project of Sergey Glazyev bloc (at a time when he had not yet become a "homeland," and was called "Comrade").
February 16, 2004 filed OAO "First Channel" to resign from the post of Deputy Director General, stating that the "First Channel" and the current government is no longer in need of his "intellectual services" ( "The ability to think, to predict now will not matter much. Analysts will be those who banal information will be available: one with whom, when a is produced primarily wiretapping "- Kommersant, 17 February 2004)...
In the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2004, he participated as a political strategist in the campaign of Viktor Yanukovich against Yushchenko ( "If Yushchenko becomes president, I will consider it as his personal defeat").
March 1, 2005 faction "Motherland" at the initiative of Alexander Chueva adopted a statement in which she asked the Prosecutor General to prosecute the organizers of the exhibition of contemporary art "Russia-2", in particular, Gelman. According to the faction, exhibited at the exhibition called "works of art" were clearly offensive not only for the Orthodox, but also to all who cherish spiritual values ??of Russia. "
In summer 2005, he joined the Social Democratic Party of Russia (SDPR; leader - Vladimir Kishenin).
In spring 2006, the Union was the author of the idea of ??the "Internationale."
In fall 2006, he came out of the SDPR.