Management Team

Viacheslav Murugov , Chief Executive Officer
Viacheslav Murugov
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining CTC Media, Vyacheslav Murugov worked as a General Producer at the Art Pictures Studio, a major Russian film company with operations in the domestic and international markets.

Prior to joining Art Pictures Studio, from 2008 to 2014, Mr. Murugov served as Chief Content Officer of CTC Media and General Director of CTC channel.

Prior to that, he served as a Producer of entertainment shows and TV series at the CTC and REN TV channels.

During his career Mr. Murugov was the originator and producer of a large number of popular TV projects, including "Kukhnya," "Voroniny," “Molodezhka," "Ranetki," "Daddy's Girls," "Soldiers" and many others.

Mr. Murugov graduated from the Penza Artillery Engineering College. He is also a graduate of the High Courses of Scriptwriters and Film Directors. He has been awarded a number of prestigious TV industry honors, including 12 TEFI awards from the Russian Academy of Television and 5 awards from the Association of Film and Television Producers.

Mr. Murugov is a Member of the Russian Academy of Television

 
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Anastasia Polyakova , Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Business Efficiency
Anastasia Polyakova
Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Business Efficiency

Anastasia Polyakova was appointed Chief of Organizational Development and Operational Efficiency in October 2018.

 
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Alexander Kostyuk , Chief of Strategic Development
Alexander Kostyuk
Chief of Strategic Development

Alexander Kostyuk was appointed as Chief of Strategic Development in July 2016.

Previously, he was the Head of the Joint Industry Committee on TV audience measurement, which was created by the leading market broadcasters to organize a tendering process for TV audience measurement. Before that, Alexander was Deputy Chief of Vi Company, where he was responsible for strategy development as well as international assets.

Alexander also held various management positions in TNS Company for 15 years. He started his career in the media sector in 1994 in the advertising department of VID.

Alexander graduated from the Moscow Academy of Economics and Law.

 
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Irina Varlamova , Chief of Content Management
Irina Varlamova
Chief of Content Management

Irina Varlamova was appointed as Chief of Content Management in September 2016.

Irina is in charge of content management within CTC Media, pre-air preparations and airing service in the Company.

Ms. Varlamova joined CTC Media in June 2016 as an Executive Producer of CTC channel.

Irina Varlamova is a highly experienced professional on Russian TV. Prior to joining CTC Media, she worked as a General Director of Ren TV channel, served as Executive Producer at Art Pictures Group. Before that Irina advanced in her career from editor-in-chief, manager of special projects Department to Executive Producer. Ms. Varlamova also held a position of Executive Producer at a series production company Lean-M.

Irina graduated from the Moscow Technological Institute.

 
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 , Director of Strategic Communications
Director of Strategic Communications

Kim Belov was appointed Head of Strategic Communications in July, 2017.

He graduated from the Scriptwriting department at the Russian State University of Cinematography in 2003. Mr. Belov worked as scriptwriter and journalist. In 2004 he joined GQ magazine as an editor, then became Deputy Editor-in-Chief. In 2008 he was appointed head of Empire magazine, in 2009 – publisher at ICONS magazine. In 2010 Kim Belov started writing scripts for TV but in April, 2014 he was invited to rejoin GQ as Editor-in-Chief. While Kim Belov had been head of GQ the magazine showed record high results. In December, 2016 he left GQ to focus on work in cinema and TV.

 
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Lev Makarov , Head of Special Projects
Lev Makarov
Head of Special Projects

Lev Makarov was appointed Head of Special Projects in May 2018.

Earlier Mr. Makarov held a position of the Head of «Che» channel (since September 2016) and was responsible for all aspects related to the channel management.

Prior to joining CTC Media, Lev Makarov was the Head of 2Х2 channel, which became one of the most outstanding channels in the country.

Lev Makarov graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at Lomonosov Moscow State University.

In 2011-2015, he was an award holder from the Rating of Young Russian Media Managers.

 
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Alexey Tolstogan , Head of the in-house advertising sales agency EVEREST
Alexey Tolstogan
Head of the in-house advertising sales agency EVEREST

Alexey Tolstogan has been the head of the in-house ad sales agency EVEREST since February, 2016. Mr. Tolstogan has been working for CTC Media for over 13 years. Alexey took an active part in development of the in-house ad sales agency, responsible for sales of the advertising inventory on all СTC Media resources. Alexey and his team participated in design and implementation of new advertising formats on Russian TV, as well as execution of out-of-the-box solutions in the field of classic TV advertising, sponsorship, special and transmedia projects.

Prior to his appointment as Head of EVEREST, Alexey at different times worked as Key Accounts Manager, Head of Key Accounts Sales Department and served as Director of Sales Department of EVEREST.

Mr. Tolstogan graduated from Moscow State University of Management.

Alexey Tolstogan is an award holder and a nominee of a number of prestigious Russian media business prizes, including Russian media manager award in 2013, multiple awards from the Rating of Young Russian Media Managers. Ranks among Top 100 commercial directors of Russian Federation according to Kommersant Publishing House.

 
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Marina Khripunova , Head of Domashniy channel
Marina Khripunova
Head of Domashniy channel

Marina Khripunova was appointed Head of Domashniy channel in July 2016.

Formerly, Marina Khripunova held the position of Programming Director of Domashniy and CTC Love channels. Prior to that, she worked on M1 TV channel which served as a basis for Domashniy channel.

Ms. Khripunova has been working in CTC Media for over 10 years. She actively participated each in the launch and in the further development of Domashniy, that has been demonstrating a stable audience growth over the last years.

Marina graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (Faculty of Economics) as a manager in cinema and TV industries.

 
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 , Head of CHE! Channel
Head of CHE! Channel

Elena Karpenko was appointed Head of Che channel in March, 2018.

From 2008 to 2015 she had been Chief Program Manager of DTV channel, then Chief of Content Management of Peretz channel. She had also worked as Chief of Program Department and Production of the channel.

Prior to joining CTC Media she worked in the international telecommunication holding “Modern Times Group” (MTG) where she occupied positions of the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Program Manager of DTV channel. Elena Karpenko contributed to MTG business development in Russia and was one of the foundation of DTV-Viasat channel.

Her career in TV started when she worked for VGTRK (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company).

Elena graduated from the Department of Economics and Production Magagement at the State Academy of Management (now State University of Management).

She is a nominee of MTG Awards and “CTC Media Best Employee 2012” as Manager of the Year.

 
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Aleksei Soloveichik , Director of Broadcasting
Aleksei Soloveichik
Director of Broadcasting

Aleksei Soloveichik was appointed Director of Broadcasting with CTC Media in January 2017. Aleksei ensures successful transmission of CTC Media channels, including development of our in-house assets and relationships with partner stations, transition of CTC and Domashny channels to digital broadcasting, broadcasting of international versions of the Holding’s channels, and all aspects of the operation of Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Aleksei has been with CTC Media for over 11 years. His previous roles include Director of Regional Sales Development and later Director of

CTC Media Regional Sales Department, followed by his appointment as Head of Russian In-House Asset Management Department of the Holding in 2008. The number of assets has more than doubled under Aleksei’s leadership and currently includes over 170 units. Since 2015, Alexei also has been managing Channel 31 in Kazakhstan.

Mr. Soloveichik graduated from Faculty of Economics of Nizhny Novgorod State Agriculture Academy.

 
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Dmitry Shulepin , Chief Legal Officer
Dmitry Shulepin
Chief Legal Officer

Dmitry Shulepin was appointed Chief Legal Officer in March, 2017. Dmitry Shulepin is responsible for all legal support services for CTC Media Holding companies, as well as strategy and development of our legal function.

Dmitry started his career in Legal Support Department of OAO Rostelecom in 2006. In 2011, he joined OAO NTV Plus, where in 2014 he was appointed Head of Legal Directorate. Prior to joining CTC Media, Dmitry was Director of Legal Department with GPM MATCH, a subsidiary of AO Gazprom Media Holding operating Match TV free-to-air channel, 12 thematic channels and the Sportbox portal.

Dmitry graduated from the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

 
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Maxim Rybakov , Head of Production
Maxim Rybakov
Head of Production

Maxim Rybakov was appointed Head of Production at CTC Media in May 2018.

He began his path at Ren TV channel, in 2007-2008 he worked for Amedia company, then became a co-founder and CEO of Pelican Production.

Maxim is a producer of numerous TV projects including “Tigran Keosayan Night Show” (Ren TV), “Secret Millionaire”, “Knife Battle” (Pyatnitsa channel), “10 years younger” (1 TV), “Save my child” (U channel).

He is a winner and nominee of important Russian and international awards in TV and media such as TEFI amd Promax (silver Promax 2017 for “Secret Millionaire”, gold Promax 2018 for “Oryol i Reshka”).

He graduated from Russian State Agrarian University.

 
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