Andranik Migranyan

Russian Federation

Public figure; Political scientist; Director, Institute for Democracy and Cooperation, the New York City Branch (since 2008).

Member, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP). Member, Academy of Political Sciences; Chairman, Research Council, CIS Institute; Member, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation (second convocation); Member of numerous Russian and international scientific and public associations and organizations.

Previous positions: Member, Presidential Council of the Russian Federation (1993–2000); Senior Advisor to the Committee on Foreign Relations, Supreme Council of the Russian Federation (1992–1993); Chief Advisor to the Committee on CIS Problems of Russian Parliament (The State Duma) (1994–1995); Vice-president, Reforma Foundation (1993– 2003); First Vice-President, Soglasiye Foundation (2004–2008); Chairman of the commission, Public Chamber of the Russian Federation (first convocation); Professor, MGIMO University.

Selected publications: Democracy in Russian mirror (with Adam Przeworski, 2013); Russia’s modernization and civil society (2003); Russia. From Chaos to Order? (2001); Russia in Search for Identity (1997); Democracy and Morality (1989).

Authored over 600 articles in Russian and foreign languages.

Awarded the Medal of Honor by a Presidential Decree (2009).


Armenian Genocide - One of the Biggest Tragedies of the 20-th Century
According to a number of authoritative expert views on the matter, the genocide on the Armenians continued for a few decades in the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian people suffered the heaviest losses in
West Has Suffered a Crushing Defeat in Ukraine
We have witnessed the total defeat of western Ukraine, Western nationalists and the West in general, which made the unfortunate decision to support the anti-government activity. They failed to realize
Putin Ready for Dialogue
Part of the opposition believes that dialogue is not possible without Putin’s unconditional surrender. These people are not ready for any talks or dialogue. There are others who are also dissatisfied
An Alternative View of the Valdai Club Meeting
Added to the uniqueness of the Valdai Club is its utter rarity—there isn’t a single political leader in the Western world that would endeavor to absorb the viewpoints of all sorts of foreign and
Valdai Club Experts: Putin's View on Russia's Political System
“Putin believes there is no need for more and more political parties in Russia, and instead Russia should move towards a model featuring several political forces with active internal discussions, a