Sometimes the stars of “YouTube” become due to just one successful video. Alexander Smol after the broadcast of the morning program on local Khabarovsk television and the publication of recordings on video hosting woke up famous. Millions of user views confirmed that the presenter’s words about local officials were topical, although the young man himself does not consider the statements to be anything special.
Childhood and youth
The presenter was born on the holiday of spring - International Women's Day on March 8. Almost nothing is known about the childhood and family of the Internet star. However, many details of the young man’s life remain behind the scenes of the television camera.
Alexander Smol in his youth
Alexander’s name thundered on the Web not so long ago, reporters of federal channels became interested in a man in 2017, so Smol had not yet had time to tell the world how his biography and career began.
It is known that Alexander came from Krasnoyarsk. In his hometown, he lived and worked until he appeared on the YouTube hosting. Perhaps this information is exhausted. It remains unknown even whether the name Smol, original and unusual for the Russian rumor, is a pseudonym.
Alexander is a talented journalist and TV presenter. For five years, the young man worked on the local TVK channel in his native Krasnoyarsk. Small led the morning news in the New Morning program. Thanks to one of the ethers, the name of Alexander Smol became known far beyond the borders of his native city.
Alexander Smol on Krasnoyarsk television
In the summer of 2017, Alexander began the Friday issue of the news block by ironically telling viewers that the local deputies of the Krasnoyarsk Legislative Assembly had increased their salaries. The meeting initially discussed the issue of increasing cash payments for state employees and government employees, for example, doctors, library workers, teachers and educators.
The case ended with a unanimous decision to increase the salaries of deputies, and instead of 100 thousand rubles. per month determined to receive almost 200 thousand rubles. The young man expressed indignation at the officials' actions witty and with irony.
The famous video of Alexander Smol about the salaries of deputies
After publishing the video on the web, the presenter’s words provoked an instant response. The video received over a million views and thousands of comments with words of support. Users immediately supported Alexander and enthusiastically accepted the bold position of the journalist. Many worried about the fate of the resin.
The incident received publicity on federal channels. The editors and journalists of the opposition Rain channel became interested in the state of affairs. Alexander himself published a short video on his Instagram page a little later, in which he reassured those who were worried about their fate and career. The young man assured that no negative actions had been committed against him, the authorities did not speak out about the program.
Alexander Smol in a television studio
Smol believes that he has not done anything outstanding, and asks not to be ranked among the heroes of modernity. According to the young man, he expressed the position of a citizen, which every journalist would have done in his place. By the way, after the hype, officials canceled the rash decision to raise their own salaries.
But for Alexander, a new take-off of his career began thanks to the “hype of the year” that happened. In the summer of 2017, a scandal broke out on the main button of Russian television related to the departure of the famous showman Andrei Malakhov. The program "Let them talk", which since 2005 was aired on the First Channel led by a journalist, was left without a presenter.
Alexander Smol and Andrey Malakhov
The ratings of talk shows were among the highest on Russian television, and the channel’s leadership did not want to lose the project with the departure of permanent Malakhov. In urgent mode, the search for a new media face for filming began. Alexander was lucky to participate in the casting and even star in a couple of pilot releases.
Ultimately, Dmitry Borisov, who was more experienced in working on federal channels, was adopted as the presenter, but the Krasnoyarsk remained in the capital. The young man was invited to shoot a project on corruption and exposing dishonest officials on the Moscow 24 channel.
And it all started happily. In 2004, the purchase of Nikolai Smolensky for 15 million pounds. ($ 27 million) of TVR made a lot of noise. The new owner was met at the Blackpool factory as a savior. Even in spite of his dubious appearance: the blackpools dubbed Smolensky a “baby oligarch,” as he looked like a “15-year-old schoolboy in a luxurious suit and shiny shoes.”