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Vladimir Posner (born April 10, 1934) is a Russian journalist best known in the West for being a communicative television personality for the Soviet Union during the Cold War. His near accentless (or, perhaps, New York-accented) American English helped open up a dialogue with the Soviet Union at the time. He was a favorite guest of Ted Koppel's Nightline news show during the 1980s and appeared often on the "Phil Donahue Show". April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Cold War (Russian: Холодная Война Holodnaya Voina) was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between a worldwide military alliance of capitalist states led by the United States and a rival alliance of communist states led by the Soviet Union. ... English language spread in the United States. ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ... Nightline is a late-night hard news program broadcast by ABC in the United States, and has a franchised formula to other networks and stations elsewhere in the world. ...


He was born into a Russian-Jewish family and named after Vladimir Lenin. His father was a Communist who immigrated to the USA. He attended an American school before his family moved to Moscow in the early 1950s. During the Brezhnev years, Posner became known as a leading journalist of the Soviet Radio. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the name   (b. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Location Position of Moscow in Europe Government Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Geographical characteristics Area  - City 1,081 km² Population  - City (2005)    - Density 10,415,400   8537. ... The 1950s was the decade spanning the years 1950 to 1959. ... Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev  listen? ( Russian: Леони́д Ильи́ч Бре́жнев) ( December 19, 1906 – November 10, 1982) was effective ruler of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, though at first in partnership with...


In the 2000s, Posner has been hosting a political talk show on Channel One. He is also President of the Russian Television Academy, which annually distributes the most prestigious TV awards in the country. Channel One (Russian: , Pervy Kanal) is one of Russias most poorly rated TV channels with the smallest reception area. ...


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  • Interview with Posner

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Vladimir Posner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
Vladimir Posner (born April 10, 1934) is a Russian journalist best known in the West for being a communicative television personality for the USSR during the Cold War.
He was born into a Jewish family in Paris and named after Vladimir Lenin.
During the Brezhnev years, Posner became known as a leading journalist of the Soviet Radio.
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