Alexander Ryklin was born in Moscow in 1958. He worked for the editorial board of »Ogonyek« and up to 2001 for the news magazine »Itogie«. In April 2001 he and other staff members were excluded from the board. Since then he has worked for the political magazine »Yezhenedelnyi journal« and ist now editor in chief of its website. He is a member of the non-parliamentary oppositional committee »Free elections in 2008«.
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