Georgiy Bovt

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Date of Birth: 01/11/1960

Age: 56

Place of birth: Moscow

Citizenship: Russia


Georgy Bovt was born in Moscow on January 11, 1960. In 1982 he graduated from the history department of Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, in the same place he worked and studied at the graduate school specialized in the history of US political parties. In 1986 he received the degree of candidate of historical sciences, with a thesis on the topic of combating corruption and reforming the civil service (administrative reform) in the United States.

After working at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Bovt went to the US, where in 1992 he graduated from the master`s degree at Columbia University (Columbia University) on a specialty "International Relations".

After returning to Russia Bovt I began working in the media, first as a correspondent for the publishing house "Kommersant", went on to become head of the department of politics "Kommersant" newspaper. In addition, from 1997 to 1999 Bovt worked in the newspaper "Today". From 1999 to 2004 Bovt was deputy editor and chief editor of the newspaper "Izvestia".

From October 2004 to May 2007 Bovt served as chief editor of the business magazine group "Rodionov Publishing House," as well as its member magazine "Profile" and "by BusinessWeek Russia". When Bovt magazine "Profil" has become one of the most famous and lucrative political magazines in Russia. In 2007 Bovt was unexpectedly fired from "Rodionov Publishing House". It is rumored that one of the reasons for his dismissal was that he did not support the "vague" wage scheme in the publishing house. However, according to experts, Bovt most likely been fired for the promotion of the well-known pro-Kremlin journalist Mikhail Leontiev, who was appointed chief editor of the "Profile" and then with the help of the magazine pages of the campaign "United Russia". Bovt himself as the cause of his resignation, "a mixture of political or other motives," and said that he could not explain the reasons for dismissal.

After his dismissal from the "Profile" Bovt led the magazine "Russian mir.ru". In addition, since 2001, is a columnist Bovt "Gazety.Ru".

Bovt included in the analytical non-governmental Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

In October 2008, it became known that Bovt enters the party leadership "just cause", formed at the confluence of the "Union of Right Forces" (SPS), "Democratic Party" and "Civil Force". Bovt was one of the sponsors of the Party of the program "Capitalism for All". November 11, 2008 Bovt criticized the proposal of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to increase the presidential term from 4 to 6 years. November 16 at the constituent board of the "right things" Bovt together with the leader of "Business Russia" Boris Titov and former deputy chairman of the Union of Right Forces Leonid Gozman was elected co-chairman of the party. Experts noted that the new party will certainly be loyal to the Kremlin.