Dmitry Peskov

Dmitry Peskov

Press secretary of Russian President
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Short biography

Dmitry Sergeevich Peskov is the press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Brief biography

Dmitry Peskov was born in Moscow, October 17, 1967.

Higher education Peskov received in the Moscow State University, where he graduated from the Institute of Asian and African countries.

Dmitry Peskov began his career as a diplomat in 1989 at the Foreign Ministry of the Soviet Union.

From 1990 to 2000 Dmitry Peskov worked in the embassy in Turkey - at first in the Soviet Union and later, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, in Russia.

In 2000, Dmitry Peskov became head of one of Vladimir Putin's press services when Putin became president, and over the next four years rose to first deputy head of the press service.

In 2008, when Dmitry Medvedev became president of the Russian Federation and Vladimir Putin stepped down as prime minister, Putin created the post of press secretary of the Russian prime minister. Dmitry Peskov was appointed to this position.

In 2012, after Putin won another presidential election, Dmitry Peskov remained his press secretary, switching from the State Duma apparatus to the presidential administration.


  • March of Millions. During the mass protests held in the Russian Federation in 2012, in particular the Bolotnaya Square protest, Dmitry Peskov said that the security forces should act much more harshly and violently against protesters, suppressing any attempts at confrontation and "smearing the liver of protesters on the asphalt."

  • Dmitry Peskov's watch. A high-profile scandal erupted in the world media in 2015, when a Swiss watch by Richard Mille, which at the time cost about $620,000, was spotted on Peskov's hand. This figure was several orders of magnitude higher than the official income declaration of Dmitry Peskov. The official himself said that the watch was a wedding gift.

  • Peskov is talking rubbish. In 2018, during an interview with the American television channel NBC, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Dmitry Peskov, as his press secretary, "sometimes talks rubbish" and voices uncoordinated public statements and comments.

Personal Life

Putin's press secretary has been married three times. Dmitry Peskov's current wife is Tatiana Navka, a Belarusian and Russian figure skater. Peskov has four children from previous marriages - three sons and a daughter.

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