Andrey Piontkovsky

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Andrey Andreyevich Piontkovsky
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Piontkovsky at the Moscow International Book Trade Fair Exhibition, 8 September 2011
Native name Андрей Андреевич Пионтковский
Born (1940-06-30) June 30, 1940 (age 75)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Citizenship  Soviet Union (1940–1991)→ Russia (1991–present)
Nationality Russian
Fields mathematics, political analysis
Institutions Strategic Studies Center, Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Moscow State University
from Piontkovsky’s interview for Ekho Moskvy, 22 February 2014

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Andrey Andreyevich Piontkovsky (Russian: Андре́й Андре́евич Пионтко́вский, born June 30, 1940, Moscow) is Russian scientist and political writer and analyst.[1][2] He is a former member of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council.[3]

He graduated from the Mathematics Department of Moscow State University and has published more than a hundred scientific papers on applied mathematics.

He was an Executive Director of the Strategic Studies Center (Moscow) think tank that has been closed since 2006. He contributes regularly to Novaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times, The Russia Journal and the online journals[4] and Transitions Online.[5] He is also a regular political commentator for the BBC World Service and Radio Liberty in Moscow. He has been an outspoken critic of Putin's "managed" democracy in Russia and, as such, has described Russia as a "soft totalitarian regime"[6] and "hybrid fascism."[7]

Piontkovsky is a member of the American Mathematical Society and the International Writers Association's PEN Club.

Piontkovsky, 16 January 2013

Piontkovsky is the author of several books on the Putin presidency in Russia, including his most recent book, Another Look Into Putin's Soul.[8][9]

Piontkovsky is one of the 34 first signatories of the online anti-Putin manifesto "Putin Must Go", published on 10 March 2010. In his subsequent articles he has repeatedly stressed its importance and urged citizens to sign it.[10]

Piontkovsky compared the Crimean speech of Vladimir Putin in 2014 to Hitler's speech on Sudetenland in 1939. He described Putin as using "the same arguments and vision of history" and beyond that, that this speech played a key role in starting the war in Donbass.[11]

Some works[edit]

In English
In Russian
  • Gelovani, Viktor; Yegorov, Vsevolod; Mitrophanov, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Виктор Геловани, Всеволод Егоров, Виктор Митрофанов, Андрей Пионтковский] (1974). "Решение одной задачи управления для глобальной динамической модели Форрестера" [The solution of one task for Forrester’s world dynamics model] (in Russian) (Nr 56). The Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 
  • Yurchenko, Valentin; Gelovani, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Валентин Юрченко, Виктор Геловани, Андрей Пионтковский] (1975). О задаче управления в глобальной модели WORLD-3 [On the task of governing in world model WORLD-3] (in Russian). Moscow: The Institute for Problems of Management of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 
  • Yegorov, Vsevolod; Kallistov, Yuri; Mitrophanov, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Всеволод Егоров, Юрий Каллистов, Виктор Митрофанов, Андрей Пионтковский] (1980). Математические модели глобального развития [Mathematical models of world development] (in Russian). Leningrad: Гидрометеоиздат. 
  • Исследование стратегической стабильности методами математического моделирования [The study of strategic stability by the methods of mathematical modeling] (in Russian). Moscow: The Institute of System Analysis of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 1988. 
  • Gelovani, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey; Yemeliyanov, Stanislav [Виктор Геловани, Андрей Пионтковский, Станислав Емельянов] (1997). Эволюция концепций стратегической стабильности (Ядерное оружие в XX и XXI веке) [Evolution of conceptions of strategical stability (Nuclear weapons in the 20th and 21st centuries)] (in Russian). Moscow: РАЙМС. ISBN 5876640840. 
  • За Родину! За Абрамовича! Огонь! [For motherland! For Abramovich! Fire!] (PDF) (in Russian). Moscow: ЭПИцентр. 2005. ISBN 5-89069-099-X. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 May 2005. 
  • Нелюбимая страна [Unloved country] (in Russian). Moscow: Yabloko. 2006. ISBN 5-85691-061-3. 
  • Третий путь …к рабству [The third way …to slavery] (PDF) (in Russian). Moscow: M.Graphics Publishing. 2014 [2010]. ISBN 978-1-934881-42-2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 July 2014. 
  • "Захар Прилепин как зеркало путинского фашизма" [Zakhar Prilepin as a mirror of Putin's fashism] (in Russian). 
  • Чёртова дюжина Путина: Хроники последних лет [The baker's dozen of Putin. The chronicles of last years] (in Russian). Moscow: Алгоритм. 2014. ISBN 978-5-4438-0639-6. 
  • Искушение Владимира Путина [Putin’s temptation] (in Russian). Moscow: Алгоритм. 2013. ISBN 978-5-4438-0329-6. 
  • His articles in The Jamestown Foundation
  • His articles in Project Syndicate
  • The Law of the Nerd, English translation from
  • His articles in (Russian)
  • Putin's Russia as a Revisionist Power



  1. ^ Klimina, Anna (2011). "The futility of the neoliberal policy of deliberate market construction and the promise of an institutionalist alternative: the case of Russia's authoritarian transition". Journal of Economic Issues 45 (2): 411–420. doi:10.2753/JEI0021-3624450218. 
  2. ^ AREA 17 (2014-05-13). "Hudson Institute > About Hudson > Andrei A. Piontkovsky". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ Isaev, Gumer (January 2014). "Russia and Egypt: conflicts in the political elite and protest movements in 2011–2012". Journal of Eurasian Studies 5 (1): 60–67. doi:10.1016/j.euras.2013.10.003. 
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  5. ^ Ehl, Martin. "". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ "G8 members no longer have common goals, expert says". Radio Liberty. 31 July 2006. 
  7. ^ Lara, Philippe de (30 October 2015). "The dirty word "nationalism". Why absurd opinions on "Ukrainian nationalists" are so persistent, and need to be refuted again and again". The Ukrainian Week. 
  8. ^ AREA 17 (2014-05-13). "Hudson Institute > Review of Andrei's Pionkovsky's Another Look Into Putin's Soul". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  9. ^ AREA 17 (2014-05-13). "Hudson Institute > Review of Andrei's Pionkovsky's Another Look Into Putin's Soul". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  10. ^ "Трон тронулся". 15 March 2010. 
  11. ^ Andrey Piontkovskiy (2015-02-18). "«Путин сделал ставку на ядерный шантаж» – Андрей Пионтковский". Retrieved 2015-03-01.