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Victor Topaller was born July 13, 1958 and educated at the Moscow Drama School, the Schukin Institute of Theatre Arts, and the State Drama Institute, Russian Academy of Arts, all in Moscow. He currently holds several positions in various capacities. He is deputy chief editor and staff reporter at the Russian Israeli weekly newspaper, and in addition hosts two weekly talk shows, Vis--vis with Victor Topaller and Rakurs, both of which air on Israeli television. Mr. Topaller was director in May 1996 of the International Festival of Humor at the Yad Eliahu sports arena in Tel Aviv and organizer of a gala event dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the exodus of Soviet Jews, which was held at the Geihal Ha-Tarbut concert hall in Tel Aviv. Mr. Topaller has been involved in various cultural events, including Puppet Show in Brussels, and was a member of the editorial board of Novosti nedeli (News of the Week), a Russian language daily in Israel. Mr. Topaller is known for his satirical articles and short stories and is a three-time winner of a prize for most popular Russian-language Israeli journalist. He has interviewed top political figures, including Itzhak Shamir, Ariel Sharon, Benjamin Netanyahu, Itzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres. Several of his articles have been translated and published in Hebrew- and English-language newspapers. Before immigrating to Israel, Mr. Topaller served as director of the Bim-Bom performing company, starred in six feature films produced by Mosfilm, was the founder and host of the weekly Good Evening radio program broadcast on All-Union Radio, director of cultural programs during the Olympic games in Moscow in 1980, and an active participant in Russian culture. Mr. Topaller is now an Israeli citizen and lives in Raanana, Israel, with his wife and son.
Vadim Borisovich Korsh was born on December 25, 1956 in Baku in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan. In 1978 he graduated from the Azerbaijan Institute of Petroleum and Chemistry. In 1980 Mr. Korsh took a job at the Azerbaijan bureau of TASS, the official Soviet news agency, first as a correspondent, and later as deputy chief editor. He moved to Israel in 1990. Between September 1990 and May 1999 he served as chief editor at the newspapers News of the Week, Our Country, 24 Hours, Russian Israeli, and Meridian. He is the author of several detective and adventure novels. In 1990 his detective story Knockout in Six Minutes was published by Fizkultura i Sport publishers in Moscow in a series entitled Sports Detective Stories. He has also published two novels: Downtown Dizengof (1996, Ivrus publishers, in a series called Contemporary Israeli Detective Stories and again in 1998 by Terra-Sport Publishers in their True Crime series); and A Jewish Girl for the Russian President (1997, Terra-Sport Publishers, Moscow for their True Crime series).Review:
Korsh and Topaller give the reader an insiders view of Russian and Israeli mindsets. -- Anna Reznitskaya, Editor-in-chief "Internet weekly "Novosti" (News), Israel
There is no doubt in my mind that Russian Bullet for Itzhak Rabin will be a great success in any country. -- Mikhail Gorin, Editor-in-Chief, "Meridian Weekly (Israel)
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