Andrei Zolotov

Russian Federation

Vienna Bureau Chief, Russian News and Information Agency RIA Novosti.



Previous positions: Deputy Director, Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti International Service. Editor-in-Chief, Russia Profile; Moscow Bureau manager, The Christian Science Monitor (1994-1996). Staff writer, The Moscow Times (1997-2003). Moscow correspondent, Ecumenical News International (1995-2003). Since 2003, has developed and run Russia Profile – originally print and online maga­zine, which since 2009 has moved entirely to the web.



Research interests: Religion and politics, Russian Orthodox Church, Russian media.



Author of over 1,000 articles in various publications.

Materials

The Intrigue Behind the Hungarian Nuclear Deal
20.01.2014
Only a small group of people knew that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban was going to Moscow on January 14, and that he would sign a strategic deal following his meeting with President Vladimir

Expert: 
Andrei Zolotov
Dialogue About the Dialogue in a Monastery Setting
18.09.2013
The entire Valdai Discussion Club moved Tuesday to the newly restored Valdai Monastery, which provided a historical setting to discuss inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue. In the morning

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Andrei Zolotov
Putin Squares Off with Valdai Experts on Economy, Pussy Riot
26.10.2012
If there had been any expectations among Russia watchers of “a new Putin” coming back to the presidential office after the elections, they must have been finally put to rest after the Russian

Expert: 
Andrei Zolotov
Valdai Experts Lament Poor Institutions in Russia
24.10.2012
Lack of efficient institutions and the political will to reform them were the buzzwords among the strategists and experts in economics and public policy at the Valdai Club’s 9th annual conference on

Expert: 
Andrei Zolotov
Putin Dismissed Pessimistic Scenarios, While Promising Vague Reforms
12.11.2011
The Russian prime minister rejected what he described as “alarmist scenarios” offered by the experts, who came from around the world to debate on Russia at the annual Valdai Discussion Club.

Expert: 
Andrei Zolotov