Mikhail Gusman

Appointed deputy director-general of Russia’s top news agency by Vladimir Putin in 1999, Mikhail Gusman is known as one of the most authoritative news executives and popular TV personalities in today’s Russia. He is the author and producer of "Formula of Power," a nationally-syndicated TV show based on exclusive interviews with world leaders such as George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Jaques Chirac, Angela Merkel and Hu Jintao, among others. The central information agency for Russia, ITAR-TASS operates more than 130 bureaus and offices throughout Russia and the world.

Mikhail Gusman