Moscow based writer, journalist, and reporter who is best recognized as being the co-owner and host of the Echo of Moscow radio station. He is also known for his work as published of Diletant History magazine.
He attended Moscow State Pedagogical University in 1978 and started his career working as a postman. He first started working for Echo of Moscow in 1990, working as a newspaper reporter.
He has received several national honors and awards including the Legion of Honour in France in 2006 and the Gold Cross of Merit in Poland in 2014.
His grandfather Nikolai Andrianovich Venediktov served in the NKVD and was awarded the Order of the Red Star.