Oleg Matveychev

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Oleg Anatol'evich Matveychev (Russian: Олег Анатольевич Матвейчев, born 1 February 1970) is a Russian politician and spin doctor for the Kremlin.[1] He is currently a professor at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Matveychev has published various books on politics and public relations.[2]


In 1993 Matveychev graduated in philosophy from the Ural State University. He then did a PhD in the philosophy of politics and law with the thesis topic of Philosophy of Hegel's Politics and Modernity.[3] From 1996 he became an active political consultant for Russian regional elections and participated in over 60 campaigns.


From 2006 to 2010 Matveychev was a staff member of Presidential Administration of Russia. In 2010 Matveychev became deputy governor of the Vologda Oblast.[3] In 2011 he became deputy governor of the Volgograd Oblast.[3]


In 2010, according to the Guardian newspaper, Matveychev caused controversy by writing on his blog that "he dreamed of gathering the Russian opposition on a city square and calling in an army of tanks to mow them down. 'And then, like after Tiananmen in China, we would also have 10% annual economic growth after 20 or 30 years'".[1]

He was involved in at least two plariarism scandals, where Matveychev was the one whose writings were plagiarized as discovered by his blog followers, once by Anna Chapman, and a second time by the Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky in his book "Myths about Russia", particularly in the chapter about "unwashed Europe" and "clean Russia". Matveychev had announced that he is not going to pursue any action as he is an opponent of copyright. He stated that copyright impedes innovation and "behind every thought or object is every human being who ever lived". [4][5]

Additionally, Matveychev was behind the idea to change a name of a real person to Harry Potter to participate in Yekaterinburg regional elections.[6]

Books [2][edit]

Russia and China. Two strongholds. Past, Present, Prospects , co-author, 2017
Information wars of the 21st century. "Soft power" against the atomic bomb, 2016
Crimean Spring. 30 days that shook the world, co-author, 2014
Trojan Horse of Western History, co-author, 2013 (translated to English)
Ears that Wag the Ass - Modern Social Programming, 2002, 2008, 2013
Imperative Mood of History, 2012
Russia, What to Do? Breakthrough Strategies of the New Millenium, 2011
American Lard, fiction, co-author, 2009
The sum of political technologies, 2008
The Sovereignty of Spirit, 2007
The Big Сurrent Political Encyclopedia , 2007, co-author
Anti-psychology. The modern man in search of meaning, co-author, 2004
China at the Junction of the Milleniums, 2004
Public relations of the modern school: working with target audiences. The handbook for the educational refresher training program "School management based on communicative technologies", 2002
The stydy guide on the history of modern Western philosophy", 2002
Electoral campaign - Practice Against Theory, 2001
Political оntologies , 2001
Problems of manipulation, 1999
What is political consulting?, 1998

Articles [2][edit]

Anacharsis." A wise man, because the Scythian, 2016
Towards a discussion about the origins of the ancient Greek philosophy in Russian and Soviet philosophical thought, 2016
About approaches of studying the ancient Greek sophistry, 2016
The Seven Wonders of the Hyperborean Abaris, 2016
Famirid. The Blind Philosopher, the Inventor of Music, 2016
Orpheus: a phenomenon from the North (asking the question), 2015
The Aristotle's concept of" slavery", 2013
The origin of the anthropomorphism in Greek religion, 2013

Charity work[edit]

Matveychev is on the board of "Right to Smile", a children's charity set up by ex-spy Anna Chapman, active in her hometown of Volgograd.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Russian spy Anna Chapman embroiled in plagiarism row, Guardian, retrieved 02/11/2011
  2. ^ a b c Books and Publications, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
  3. ^ a b c ОЛЕГ МАТВЕЙЧЕВ, ОФИЦИАЛЬНЫЙ САЙТ, Official Site (in Russian)
  4. ^ "LJ Rate". (in Russian). 
  5. ^ "Response to discovery of plagiarized works". Live Journal. 
  6. ^ http://www.anticompromat.org/mordodely/matveichbio.html

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