Founder and Chief Editor of Sport ExpressEdit
In August 1991, Kuchmiy (together with some reporters from then-USSR Sovetsky Sport newspaper) founded Sport Express as the first professional sports daily newspaper in Russia. He became the chief editor of the publication and kept this position until his death, largely influencing the editorial policy but deliberately restraining himself from contributing to the newspaper. The circulation of the newspaper rose to 700,000 during Kuchmiy's editorship.
Kuchmiy died suddenly on 21 March 2009 at the age of 60.
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