Anton Gubankov, scholar and journalist, Died at 51


Anton Nikolayevich Gubankov was born on January 29, 1965, and died on December 25, 2016.

He was a Russian journalist and civil servant.

Anton Gubankov worked as a television journalist until 2013.

Gubankov served as the Director of the Department of Culture in the Russian Ministry of Defence from 2013 to 2016.

While in this role Gubankov popularised the term Polite People (referring to the unmarked Russian soldiers during the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea).

Gubankov died in the 2016 Russian Defence Ministry Tupolev Tu-154 crash.

Anton Gubankov passed away at 51 years old.