Stanislav Alexandrovich Belkovsky (Russian: Станисла́в Алекса́ндрович Белко́вский, born 7 February 1971, Moscow, USSR) is a Russian political analyst and communication specialist. He is a founder and director of the National Strategy Institute. He considers himself to be of Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish ethnicity. He is best known for his theatrical demeanor, humorous comportment, and deadpan style. In interviews and public talks, Belkovsky's trademark is mixing fast-paced political discussion with almost-nonsensical, absurdist statements laced with sarcasm, calling into question how 'serious' the preceding analysis was.
Belkovsky is a commentator on a variety of political issues, including Russian oligarchs, such as Mikhail Khodorkovsky In 2003 Belkovsky co-authored a paper entitled "State and Oligarchy" which many considered as the ideological justification of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest and trial. In 2005 Belkovsky announced that he is co-authoring a book with Eduard Limonov, at the time the head of the National-Bolshevik Party. Belkovsky has published allegations about Vladimir Putin's personal wealth, according to which Putin "controls a 4.5% stake in Gazprom, 37% in Surgutneftegaz" as well as 50% in the oil-trading company Gunvor run by his close friend Gennady Timchenko. He authored the journalistic cliché "Puting" (Путинг), derived from the name of Russia's president from 2000-2008 and 2012–present, to denote the process of the renationalisation of Russia's oil industry assets.
- Stanislav Belkovsky // Dozhd
- Blomfield, Adrian (21 December 2007). "$40bn Putin 'is now Europe's richest man'". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Атака на «ЮКОС» — тезис о пересмотре итогов приватизации прозвучал [Attack on Yukos - the thesis on the revision of privatization results was voiced out] (in Russian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 30 July 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Bernstein, Jonas (19 November 2007). "Stanislav Belkovsky: Putin Will Leave Power Completely". 4 (215). The Jamestown Foundation. Cite journal requires
- Quiring, Manfred (12 November 2007). "Warum Putin gar nicht Präsident bleiben will" [Why Putin does not want to stay president]. Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Pribylovsky, Vladimir (10 June 2003). "Oligarhs, True and False". 2 (12). The Jamestown Foundation. Cite journal requires
- Доклад российских политологов о заговоре олигархов оказался подложным [The report of Russian political scientists on the conspiracy of the oligarchs turned out to be fake] (in Russian). 30 May 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Станислав Белковский уходит из президентов в революционеры. Lenta.ru. 27 April 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
- Sanctions Revive Search for Secret Putin Fortune by Peter Baker, The New York Times
- О.Виноградова. Путинг в действии Archived 25 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- Stanislav Belkovsky's interview with Russia Today Russia Today 1 June 2007.
- Belkovsky's publications
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