Aleksey Brazhnikov was born in 1978 in Krasnodar. He began working on television while still at school and gradually learned most broadcasting jobs. He studied journalism in Russia and the US. He has been interested in photography since childhood and later began shooting videos on a professional camera. Aleksey has worked as a correspondent, an editor, a producer and a presenter on news and entertainment shows, as well as an author and director of documentary films. Aleksey has been with RT since the very beginning, in 2005. For the last eight years he has been filming documentaries in the US on his own.