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journalist , Political scientist

Igor Evgenievich Malashenko is a Russian political scientist, TV journalist, one of the creators of the NTV television company, served as general director of RGTRK Ostankino and NTV Broadcasting Company LLP.


Igor Evgenievich Malashenko was born in the family of Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Ivanovich Malashenko, military intelligence officer, participant in the suppression of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956.


In 1976 he graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University. In 1980 - graduate school of the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University. Candidate of Philosophical Sciences (subject of Ph.D. thesis is "Political Philosophy of Dante Alighieri").


From July 1993 to December 1997 - President, General Director of LLP

"NTV Broadcasting Company". As one of the top managers of the channel, he took part in the purchase of exclusive television content for his subsequent show on the air of the channel. In 1995 he was the presenter of some issues of the program "Hero of the Day" (NTV). In 1996, he actively participated in the presidential campaign of candidate Boris Yeltsin. Many Russian media outlets characterize Malashenko as "the person in charge of Yeltsin's pre-election PR during the 1996 elections and in fact made him president for the second time."

In the early 2000s, even despite the absence of political persecution for himself, left Russia and for 9 years (until 2009) he lived in New York, the US, often visited Spain and Kiev. During this period of his life, from 2001 to 2009, as the president of Overseas Media Productions, he was the general director of the RTVi channel (formerly NTV-International, which until 2001 served as an international version of NTV). Advised the management of the Ukrainian TVi channel, and also remained a minority shareholder of Ekho Moskvy and the site Newsru.com. Since 2010, he again began to visit Russia, and in the spring of 2012 he finally returned to the country.


  • Igor Malashenko headed the election headquarters of Sobchak.


The media refer to Malashenko as the husband of journalist Bozhena Rynska (born January 20, 1975? Saint Petersburg), known as a columnist for the Izvestia newspaper, Gazeta.ru portal and blogger.

Yevgeny Ivanovich Malashenko - Lieutenant-general

Elena Ivanovna Malashenko (Pivovarova)

In the past was the artistic director of the Manezh gallery.