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Mikhail Vinogradov

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Founder and President of the St. Petersburg Politics Foundation

Full Biography

Mikhail Vinogradov is a Russian political scientist and regional studies expert. He graduated from the History Department of Moscow State University in 1997.

In 1992-1996, he was a researcher at the Institute of Mass Political Movements at the Russian-American University and a researcher at the Center for Current Policy. In 1997-2001, he was the head of the information and analysis division of the Center for Current Policy. In 2001-2007, he was head of the political consulting department at PROPAGANDA PR agency. In 1998-2004 he was a political observer at Russkaya Mysl weekly (Paris). In 2007-2008, he was the Director of the Center for Current Policy. Since 2008, he has been the president of the St. Petersburg Politics Foundation, which has been most frequently cited organization by the Russian media among political analysis and consulting centers since 2017.

His fields of expertise include the political climate in Russia, political processes in the Russian regions, political PR, and contemporary political history of Russia.

Some of his publications include:

  • Russian governors’ political survival rating (2007-2016, co-authored by Evgeny Minchenko)
  • Monthly rating of social and political stability of Russian regions (rating by St. Petersburg Politics Foundation, since 2012)
  • Rating of Vice-Governors for Internal Politics (2012-2016)
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy Through the Eyes of Its Elite – Outside Dedicated Agencies (Russia in Global Affairs, 2012, in English:
  • Rating of “successors” (August 2017)
  • Public unrest in the Russian regions and ways to settle it (August 2017)
  • Successors 2.0 (aristocrats) (May 2018)
  • Fighting “internal rogues”: bureaucracy purges in today’s Russia (January 2019)
  • Regional patriotism potential (May 2019)