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Alexander Nevzorov

Alexander NevzorovAlexander used to be a novice in a monastery, a bass chorister, a keeper of a museum, a loader, a stunt man, a mercenary in several wars, a literary secretary, a reporter, a script writer, a consultant-analyst to the Government of the Russian Federation, an Independent Deputy of all the four convocations of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.

For 10 years he had been an editor-in-chief on Leningrad (and later Saint-Petersburg) television. He was the author and the anchorman of a legendary program of Leningrad television ‘600 seconds” and analytical programs of the First channel “Days” and “The Wild Field”. He is the author and director of several films including a feature film “The Purgatory”, in which he reconstructed the events that he participated in during the assault of Grozny and the defense of the Grozny City Hospital.

He participated in wars in Ugoslavia, Transdniestria, Iraq and Chechnya. He was a member of the National State of Emergency Committee in 1991, defended the White House in 1993, and was put under arrest after an exchange of fire on approach to Moscow when he led what remained of Riga’s OMON as reinforcement to the besieged. He took part in Vetsmilgravis’ events. He harbored some fugitive OMON soldiers from Riga and Vilnius on Russian territory.

He participated in the assault of Ostankino and in the first assault of Grozhy, entering it one of the first together with General Rokhlin. Three times he became a volunteer hostage of terrorists in exchange for release of other people. He was wounded twice and contused once.

He was conferred the Personal Bravery Order, the Red Star, the Transdniestria Defender medal, the Strengthening of Battle Fellowship medal, the Chechnya Operations Participant medal, the Defender of Transdniestria Cossack Cross etc. He is the member of the International Slavonic Academy of Science, an advisor to the Governor of Saint Petersburg. He knows the French language and the Lacota language (he financed the publishing of the first Russian-Lacota phrase-book in Russia). He studies Latin.

Now he lives in Saint-Petersburg with his beautiful wife, photographer and hippologist Lidia, with his 1-year-old son Alexander Nevzorov-younger and his four horses. He is an author of several books and films and more than hundred articles, a great scientist, a specialist-expert in ancient curb bits, stirrups and any horse harness in general, a specialist-bibliophile in old hippological editions and – that’s the most important – the head of the unique School – Nevzorov Haute Ecole.

He is the author of hundreds of articles and publications as well as the director of the film “The Horse Crucified and Risen” and “Horse Encyclopedia”).

His many books include “The Horse Crucified and Risen”, “Paddocks and Shelters: Organizing Proper Pasture Management”, “Hoof Care Principles: A Step by Step Guide to the Basics”, “Lectio Equaria Palaestra” and “Iron: Antique Bits, Spurs and Stirrups from the Nevzorov Haute Ecole Collection”.


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