Andrey Piontkovsky

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Andrey Andreyevich Piontkovsky
Андрей Андреевич Пионтковский
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Piontkovsky at the Moscow International Book Trade Fair Exhibition, 8 September 2011
Born (1940-06-30) June 30, 1940 (age 80)
Citizenship Soviet Union (1940–1991)→ Russia (1991–present)
Alma materMoscow State University
Scientific career
Fieldsmathematics, political analysis
InstitutionsStrategic Studies Center, Moscow, Russia

Andrey Andreyevich Piontkovsky (Russian: Андре́й Андре́евич Пионтко́вский, born June 30, 1940, Moscow) is Russian scientist and political writer and analyst,[1][2] a member of International PEN Club.[citation needed] 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.

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]

On 26 June 2013, Piontkovsky commented the case of Edward Snowden by saying, "If Pushkov dares to draw a parallel between Snowden and Soviet dissidents, I must respond that none of them had anything to do with Soviet special services and none of them pledged not to betray state and departmental secrets."[11]

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.[12]

In 2016 he published an article "Бомба, готовая взорваться" ("A bomb that is ready to explode") about Russian-Chechen ethnic conflict.[13] When the General Prosecutor Office found his article "extremist" and started criminal prosecution [14] Piontkovsky at last left Russia on 19 February 2016.[15][16][17]

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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); |issue= has extra text (help)CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • 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.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • 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.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • 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.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  • 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • "Захар Прилепин как зеркало путинского фашизма" [Zakhar Prilepin as a mirror of Putin's fascism] (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 [Vladimir 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". Archived from the original on 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2014-05-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2014-05-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ AREA 17 (2014-05-13). "Hudson Institute > Review of Andrei's Pionkovsky's Another Look Into Putin's Soul". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2014-05-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Трон тронулся". 15 March 2010.
  11. ^ Loiko, Sergei (26 June 2013). "Russian lawmakers suggest U.S. is violating Snowden's human rights". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Andrey Piontkovskiy (2015-02-18). ""Путин сделал ставку на ядерный шантаж" – Андрей Пионтковский". Retrieved 2015-03-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Бомба, готовая взорваться" ("Bomb that is ready to explode") by Piontkovsky.
  14. ^ Piontkovsky,Andrey (23 January 2016). "Article "Бомба, готовая взорваться" in Russian". Echo of Moscow.
  15. ^ Schreck, Carl (19 February 2016). "Russian analyst flees country, fearing persecution". Radio Liberty.
  16. ^ "Андрей Пионтковский покинул Россию, опасаясь преследования" [Andrey Piontkovsky fled Russia, fearing persecution] (in Russian). BBC Russian Service. 19 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Адвокат Пионтковского: любой человек может опасаться за свою жизнь" [Piontkovsky's lawyer: anyone can fear for his life] (in Russian). BBC Russian Service. 19 February 2016.