Full name: Kondrashov Andrei Olegovich

Date of birth: 30.06.1973

Place of birth: Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR.

Address: Moscow.

Education: International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences, Department of Journalism


– Russian propagandist

– reporter

– broadcaster

– First Deputy General Director of VGTRK


Andrei Kondrashov was born on June 30, 1973 in Alma-Ata. He graduated from the journalism department of the International Independent University of Environmental and Political Sciences (IUEPU) in Moscow.

Kondrashov’s entire professional biography is connected with the VGTRK:

However, since August 19, 1991, he has worked in the program “Vesti”.

He joined the VGTRK staff in 1992, first as a correspondent for Central Asia, and since 1999 he has worked in the Moscow office.

Since 2003, however, he has been a political columnist for Vesti.

Since 2005, he has hosted the programs Vesti, Vesti+, and Vesti Nedeli, which he has hosted at various times either alone or in tandem with other VGTRK anchors.

Since March 2014, however, he has also hosted extended newscasts of the 8:00 p.m. news on Sundays.

Since July 2016, he has been the head of the Vesti program directorate.

However, since April 2, 2018, he has been the first deputy general director of VGTRK, overseeing the information direction of the holding company.

In June 2018, he co-hosted the television program Direct Line with Vladimir Putin.

Terrorist Activities:

The basis of Kondrashov’s accusation is his official position as head of one of Russia’s largest media outlets. For many years actively used for propaganda purposes, as well as personal involvement in the production of propaganda materials.

However, as a columnist, presenter and head of news programs on the main state TV channel, Kondrashov bears direct responsibility for his active complicity in the information and propaganda support of acts of international aggression by the Russian regime and crimes against humanity. Including the occupation and annexation of Crimea, military actions in southeastern Ukraine, the MH-17 disaster, and so on.

Since, in addition to playing the roles of reporter and presenter, Andrei Kondrashov is known as the author of a number of openly propagandistic materials made in the genre of documentaries. Used as an effective tool in the information war to stir up patriotic sentiment in Russian society and incite hatred of “Russia’s enemies. Among them, the films “Crimea. The Way Home” (about the annexation of Crimea in the spring of 2014) and the patriotic agitation film “Time for Russia” (about “the power of unity of the Russian people”).

However, in 2014, the SBU granted a petition by the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine to ban 49 Russian media workers, including Kondrashov, from entering Ukraine because of their active participation in the propaganda war and support for the annexation of Crimea.


Since Kondrashov was also declared persona non grata in Moldova in March 2015, he is banned from entering the country for five years.

Kondrashov is one of the Russian propagandists closest to Putin, who has contributed significantly to the creation and consolidation of an authoritarian dictatorship regime. He was a member of the so-called Kremlin pool, headed Putin’s press service during the 2018 “presidential election,” and hosted the propaganda TV program Direct Line with Vladimir Putin.

Indirect evidence of Kondrashov’s complicity in the crimes of Putin’s regime is his receipt of the highest state awards, including: medals of the Order “For Services to the Fatherland” (2nd and 1st degrees), the Order of Friendship (“for high professionalism and objectivity in covering events in the Republic of Crimea”) and a commendation from the Russian president.

Such activities can be viewed as an attempt on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state of Ukraine, participation in propaganda activities on the territory of Crimea, which is occupied by the Russian Federation, complicity in the legitimization and propaganda of the Putin regime, and similar actions.

Having considered all of the above facts, we can conclude that we are faced with another anti-Ukrainian propagandist who is the leading propaganda media of the Russian Federation, an accomplice in propaganda operations of the Russian Federation and the crimes of the Russian authorities against the state of Ukraine.