Andrei Kolesnikov

Senior Fellow | Carnegie Moscow Center

Andrei Kolesnikov is a Senior Fellow and the Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center. Kolesnikov also works with the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy and is a frequent contributor for, and He sits on the board of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation and is a member of the Committee of Civil Initiatives (the Alexei Kudrin Committee).

His research focuses on the major trends shaping Russian domestic politics, with a particular focus on ideological shifts inside Russian society. Kolesnikov has taught courses on journalism and modern media at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He has won numerous journalism awards, including the Russian Golden Quill (Zolotoye Pero Rossii) Award, the Adam Smith Prize, and the Federal Press Agency Award.

Kolesnikov is the author of several books, including a biography of Anatoly Chubais and an analysis of how speechwriters have impacted history.

(Last updated February 2022)