Permanent director of the telecast “In the world of animals” Nikolai Drozdov announced that he was ready to leave the program and hand over his post to 15-year-old Alexei Lapin. Drozdov led the show since 1977, Lapin joined him as co-host in 2016.
About his intention to leave the transfer Drozdov told in an interview with TASS, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the release of the program on the air. The first issue of “In the Animal World” was shown on the central television of the USSR on April 17, 1968. The leader explained his decision by stopping to match the format of the show.
Children’s studio program – it’s just not even my format. Already one of the five programs is being done by Alexei alone. I have to watch this transfer from the outside.
“In the world of animals” – a long-liver of Russian television. Since 1968, there have been a total of 48 transmission seasons (about 1,300 issues). The program has repeatedly changed the “home port” – it was broadcast on the First Channel, “Russia-2”, “Domashniy”, and since 2016 it is on the air of the channel “Carousel”.
Drozdov participated in the shooting “In the world of animals” for more than 40 years. Presenting Lapin as a new leader, he dismissed doubts about his professionalism.
Now Alex has grown up with me, independently opens and closes the program, leads separate conversations, removes stories. He is a reliable man, executive, thoughtful, hard-working.
So I congratulate you with the new presenter.