Born October 13, 1958 in Moscow.
Graduated from the general economic department of the Moscow Institute of National Economy. G. V. Plekhanov, specializing in Labor Economics. "
. Upon graduation he worked in various research institutes, and then enrolled in vocational б? 86, who graduated from the specialty "cabinetmaker".
. A private tutor in history, worked as a watchman at the Museum of Boris Pasternak's dacha in Peredelkino, a fireman.
. From 1989 to 1990 - a political columnist for Kommersant.
. In 1989 - 90 he worked in the Riga newspaper "Awakening" in 1990 - 91 - in the Experimental Creative Center (ETC) Sergey Kurginyan.
. From 1990 to 1993 - editor of the economy, "the Independent newspaper.
. In 1993 - first deputy chief editor of the weekly "Business MN.
. In February 1993, was one of the founders - individuals LLP editors of the newspaper "Today"
. Since 1993 - first deputy chief editor, political columnist for the "Today". From 1995 to 1996 - member of the newspaper "Today".
. In December 1995, unsuccessfully ran for the State Duma.
. In 1994 - 95 was one of the few journalists who supported the Russian military units to enter the territory of the Chechen Republic.
. In 1997 participated in the creation of the newspaper "Delo".
. From April 1997 - Service columnist socio-political programs, and the head of a leading daily current affairs program "In fact," JSC "TV-Center".
. From November 1997 to 1998 - by information-analytical program "The seventh day" ( "TV-Center").
. From January 1998 - by the business magazine "Company", the leading column, "Get!".
. In February 1999, moved with the team "actually" in the state of public service and political programs of JSC "ORT".
. On March 15, 1999 - the leading daily current affairs program "However".
. Since the summer of 1999 - Chief Editor of "Journal of Political hunt" FAS ".
. September 15, 1999, the General Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria opened a criminal case against M
on Article. 225 of the Criminal Code of Chechnya, "calls for war and incitement to ethnic hatred."
Winner of journalistic prize "Golden Pen of Russia". Laureate of Adam Smith, established the Institute for the Economy in Transition (February 1998), "for criticizing the liberal policy in terms of liberalism."
He speaks English and German.
Contains the second marriage. He has a daughter and a son from his first marriage, daughter Daria (1999) from the second marriage. Has a granddaughter.