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 Anton  Nosik


Born:   July 4, 1966
Deceased:   July 9, 2017

Russian and Israeli startup manager, journalist, public figure and popular blogger, one of the "fathers of Runet"

      

The journalist and manager Anton Nosik is considered by many the pioneer of the Russian Internet. Technically, this may not be quite true, but it is undeniable that he was one of the first to understand what the World Wide Web is, start using its possibilities and attracting everyone to it.

Anton Nosik got a medical education, lived in Israel, where he first got engaged in the Internet and started his own blog Our Networks dealing with network news. In 1997, he returned to Russia and concentrated on the new type of media: he came up with Evening Internet, one of the first blogger projects on the Russian Internet, launched Gazeta.ru and Lenta.ru, and managed the projects of the Rambler holding. In recent years, Anton Nosik was engaged in blog services of the company SUP (in the public eye he was in fact in charge of the "Live Journal"), and recently opened a new project, the business portal Bfm.ru.

The famous blogger was into charity and skeptical of the modern Russian government, liked to invent new ideas and hated to clone ready-made ones. He freely expressed on the Web his attitude to everything.
Anton was born into an intelligentsia family in Moscow. His father was a writer, and his mother a philologist. His parents divorced when he was seven. Ilya Kabakov, the renowned contemporary artist, became the boy’s stepfather. Adults considered Anton to be a real child prodigy. At the age of eight, he was fluent in English and French, and did not just master them, but wrote novels in these languages.

Anton Nosik graduated from the 3rd Semashko Moscow Medical Institute. He spoke English, French, Czech and Hebrew. After graduation he worked as a doctor but earned his living with simultaneous interpreting.
In 1989 he left for Israel, where he worked in the newspapers The Jerusalem Post (in English), Maariv (in Hebrew), and Israeli versions of Russian newspapers Vesti and Vremya (in Russian).
After returning to Russia, he was appointed the Internet editor of the weekly newspaper Moscow News.

He established and was the chief editor of several news sites: Gazeta.ru, Vesti.ru, Netoscope.ru, Cursor.co.il, MosNews.com, and Lenta.ru.
Anton Nosik worked as the president of the development of Rambler Internet Holding. In 2004, he joined the Rambler Media Group as an advisor. He was the director of the blog service of the Internet company SUP-Fabrik, which owns the Live Journal. The blogger was also the chief editor and co-owner of the business information site BFM.Ru.
Awards
First prize in the ROTOR 1999 competition in the category Person of the Year.
Winner of the national Internet award Person of the Year 2000.
In 2001 he won the Yandex Cup for the web search.

In 2004 and 2005 Anton Nosik took the first prize in the competition "The Magnificent Twentieth Runet".
Public Affairs
Member of the LJR Board of Trustees (lj.rossia.org), a nonprofit project designed to support the freedom of speech, the development of civil society and the promotion of free opinion sharing.
In 2005, Anton Nosik co-founded the charity fund Pomogi.Org for financing expensive surgeries and treatment courses, assisting children and medical institutions in Russia.
Family
Anton Nosik was married and had a son, Lev, born on August 30, 2007. The family used to travel a lot.
Known for the fact that ...
In 2004 the blogger founded the project www.ua2004.ru, where he covered the progress of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
He was one of the leading activists in RuNet.
Scandals around Anton Nosik
In October 2016 he was convicted of extremism for his Live Journal post under the title "Erase Syria from the Face of the Earth". The court fined the blogger for 0.5 million rubles.
The death of Anton Nosik
On the night of 8 to 9 July 2017, Anton Nosik passed away. The journalist's wife reported that he had died of a sudden cardiac arrest.


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