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Name: Gankin Leonid E.
Affiliation: Head of Foreign Affairs Section, Kommersant Daily (2006-2011)
Biography :

Leonid E. Gankin was born on December 7, 1955, Moscow. He graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies (Moscow State University). In 1981 he completed a postgraduate course at the same university. Leonid Gankin has PhD in Philology. He worked in the Soviet Culture Center in Kampala (Uganda), Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of over 40 publications on history, culture and languages of Africa. Since the mid-1990s he has worked as a journalist. In 1995 he started in the Moscow News. Between 1997 and 2011 he worked with the Kommersant Daily.