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Vladimir Sungorkin

Vladimir Sungorkin

Editor-in-Chief and General Director, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia

Vladimir Nikolaevich Sungorkin has been the General Director and Chief Editor of Komsomolskaya Pravda since 2002. He has been Chief Editor since 1997. He previously held several other positions at the paper including Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1994-1997.

He was also Executive Director in 1993, and served as Deputy Chief Editor during the period of 1985 to 1991. Also, during that period – in 1989 – he created the first commercial service in official communist newspapers of the USSR. Previous to these positions, he was Special Correspondent of Sovietskaya Rossia in Primorskiy Krai and Sakhalinskaya Oblast from 1981 to 1985.

He began his career as a Special Correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda at the Far East of Russia in 1976.

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