Elmira Makhmutova has been awarded a number of prestigious TV prizes, including: a "TEFI-2010" award in the "Best TV promotion" category, as well as three gold, two silver and two bronze awards at the Promax&BDA international television promotion and design competition in 2007, 2011, and 2012.
She graduated with a distinction from the Department of Journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1995, and acquired her PhD in Foreign Media and Journalism in 1997, also achieving a distinction. She also studied at Belmont University (USA) from 1993-1994, majoring in Broadcasting.
About CTC Media, Inc.
CTC Media is a leading independent media company in Russia, with operations throughout Russia and in a number of other CIS markets. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and Peretz – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined potential audience of over 150 million people. The international pay-TV version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central and South East Asia. CTC Media also has its own TV content production capabilities through its Story First Production subsidiary. The Company's common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CTCM". For more information on CTC Media, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru .The CTC Media, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9587
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