What is known about the journalist Dmitry Gordon, who was put on the wanted list?

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia put on the wanted list the Soviet and Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon. A card in his name appeared in the department's database on Tuesday, July 19. The search for the journalist is ongoing as part of a criminal case that was initiated against him on March 21.

Dmitry Gordon. Photo: www.globallookpress.com

Under what articles was a criminal case initiated against Gordon? 

The Main Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee opened a criminal case against Dmitry Gordon. The department saw signs of crimes in the actions of the Ukrainian journalist, provided for:

— Part 2 Art. 354 (“Public Appeals for Unleashing a War of Aggression”); 

— p. "b" Part 2 Art. 282 (“Actions aimed at inciting hatred or enmity on the grounds of nationality”); 

— p. “a” Part 2 Art. 207.3 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Public dissemination under the guise of reliable messages of knowingly false information about the actions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.”).

What is known about Dmitry Gordon? 

Gordon was born on October 21, 1967 years in Kyiv. At the age of 15, he graduated from school as an external student, as he did not study in the sixth grade. 

In 1983 he entered the Kyiv Civil Engineering Institute. However, according to him, this was a mistake, since he was doing the wrong thing. After the third year, he was called to Chechnya and served two years. 

Journalism

In parallel with his studies, in his second year, Gordon began to publish in Kyiv newspapers. In 1984, he took the first interview with his idol, midfielder of Dynamo Kyiv. and the USSR national team Leonid Buryak. He wrote articles for the Ukrainian newspapers Vecherniy Kyiv, Komsomolskoe Znamya, Sportivnaya Gazeta, Radyanska Ukraina, Pravda Ukrainy, Rabochaya Gazeta, Ensign to Communism, Moloda Guard» etc. Upon completion of his studies at the institute, he was assigned to the editorial office of the newspaper “Evening Kyiv”, where he worked until 1992. After that, he moved to Kievskie Vedomosti, and then — in “Vseukrainskie Vedomosti”.

Since 1995, he began to publish his own newspaper called “Boulevard” (later renamed Gordon Boulevard).

A year later, on the TV channel «First National» his author's programs “Visiting Dmitry Gordon” began to go on the air. According to the media, in 2008 the program was closed due to the Russian-language format, which contradicted the requirements of the TV channel's license, according to which content in a non-Ukrainian language could occupy three percent of the airtime. In 2010, the program resumed broadcasting, but not for long. Five years later, it was closed again by the decision of the management “due to stylistic differences.”

Also in 2013, during the period of mass protests on the Euromaidan, the journalist created his own online publication “Gordon”. Since 2019, Dmitry Gordon has moved from television to the YouTube video hosting site and began to actively engage in journalism. So, at the end of 2021, he topped the rating of the most popular bloggers in Ukraine. 

Political activities

Since 2014, Gordon began to conduct political activities, putting forward his candidacy as a self-nominated member of the Kyiv City Council. He won the election. In October 2015, he was re-elected in the same constituency. 

In 2014, the journalist ran for the Verkhovna Rada as an independent candidate, but did not pass, taking second place. Gordon won just over 25% of the vote. In 2019, he opposed Petro Poroshenko, who claimed the presidency of Ukraine. 

Business

According to Gordon, in the 1980s he began to earn big money organizing concerts for show business stars. After that, with the proceeds, the businessman bought several properties, which he then began to rent and resell. 

In 2020, Dmitry Gordon launched the Gordon Shop online store, which sells T-shirts, socks, masks, cups, bags with his picture. In the same year, chocolate-covered Gordon sweets went on sale. also with his photo on the cover.

In 2021, the journalist announced the launch of his own online school called the Dmitry Gordon Academy.

Personal life 

Gordon has been married three times. From his first wife Nataliahe has a son Rostislav(b. 1992). The second wife of the journalist was a certain Elena Serbina. From this marriage, Dmitry had a daughter Elizabeth (1999), a son Leo (2001).

The journalist became the third legal chosen oneAlesya Albats. Gordon met her in 2006, when Alesya interviewed him. Batsman bore him three daughters: Santa(2012), Alice(2016), Liana(2019).

Gordon also has a son Dmitry(1995) from a certain Zlata. He — composer, graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Four-time European champion in unified martial arts (kata with weapons) in the youth category.

Sources

https://iz.ru/1366892/2022-07-19/mvd-rossii-obiavilo-v-rozysk-ukrainskogo-zhurnalista-dmitriia-gordona 

https://sledcom.ru/news/item/1666333/ 

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