Politkovsky (left) with a friend and host Vladimir Mukusev (1989)
Alexander Vladimirovich Politkovsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Влади́мирович Политко́вский; born September 15, 1953) is a Russian journalist, political commentator, and a professor at the Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting.
From 1987 to 1991 he was a special correspondent and presenter of an infotainment program Vzglyad. Politkovsky was one of the founders of the TV company VID. He was elected as a Deputy of the Russian Federation for the period of 1990 to 1993.
His former spouse Anna Politkovskaya was murdered on October 7, 2006.