GREENWICH, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Greenwich’s Vladimir Aleksandrovich Gusinsky!
Gusinsky, who has owned a home in Greenwich, turns 62 on Monday. The Russian media tycoon was born Oct. 6, 1952, in Moscow,.
He began his career as an actor and director in the provincial city of Tula in 1979 and later took advantage of economic liberalization to establish a private business in late 1980. He established a consulting company that facilitated joint ventures between Soviet and Western firms.
He is best known as the founder of the Media-Most holding company that included Most Bank in 1989.
He also founded the newspaper Segodnya and magazines and the first independent television channel NTV in Russia.
He now owns the RTVi television channel and significant amount of other media assets in United States and Russia, including movie production companies, Internet portals, and radio and television stations.
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