20 Years of Leading Analysis

About the Carnegie Moscow Center


The Carnegie Moscow Center was established as a subdivision of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, DC) and started its activities in 1994. Beyond the Moscow center, the Carnegie Endowment maintains offices in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels, making it the world’s first global think tank.


The Carnegie Moscow Center was established as a subdivision of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, DC) and started its activities in 1994. Beyond the Moscow center, the Carnegie Endowment maintains offices in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels, making it the world’s first global think tank.

In 2014, Carnegie Moscow Center celebrates its 20th anniversary. During all these years, the Center has produced expert research and nonpartisan analysis independent of government or commercial interests. Committed to the principles of international scholarship and objectivity, the Center pursues a three-fold mission:

  • To embody and promote disinterested social science research and the dissemination of its results in Russia and Eurasia;
  • To provide a free and open forum for the discussion and debate of critical national, regional, and global issues;
  • To further cooperation and strengthen relations between Russia and the United States by explaining the interests, objectives, and policies of each.

Carnegie Moscow Center is one of the top think tanks in Central and Eastern Europe, according to the University of Pennsylvania’s 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Index. It is a recognized leader in nonpartisan political analysis of key issues in domestic and foreign policy, international relations, international security, and the economy; its team of experts is enhanced by cooperation with the Carnegie Endowment’s Russia and Eurasia Program in Washington, DC.

Carnegie Moscow Center’s events—roundtables, presentations, seminars, and conferences—draw participants from across the Russian political spectrum and from Moscow’s media and diplomatic communities.

“It would be hard to imagine intellectual life in Moscow without the Carnegie Moscow Center. This is one of the very few organizations that bring together the political and intellectual elites of America, Europe, and Russia to discuss the problems facing today’s world and Russia’s place in it. The Carnegie Moscow Center has played an invaluable part in Russia’s transition to a free and civil society.”
—Yelena Nemirovskaya, founder, Moscow School of Civic Education

The Carnegie Moscow Center publishes up to 30 articles, policy outlooks, papers, reports, and books each year, in both Russian and English, which are widely distributed in Russia and abroad.

“The Carnegie Moscow Center’s publications have made an important contribution to Russian intellectual life. They have had a positive influence on the political decisionmaking process and public administration. They also serve the wider international community of experts studying modern Russia and the other states of the former Soviet Union.”
—Valery Tishkov, director, Institute of Ethnology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Advisory Council

The Carnegie Moscow Center’s work is greatly enhanced by a distinguished advisory council comprised of leaders in key public policy disciplines:

  • Petr Aven

    President, Alfa-Bank
  • Carl Bildt

    Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
  • Mikhail Dmitriev

    President, Center for Strategic Research
  • Evgeny Gavrilenkov

    Managing Director, Troika Dialog Group
  • Vladislav Inozemtsev

    Director of Research, Center for Post-Industrial Studies
  • Sergei Karaganov

    Chair, Council on Foreign and Defense Policy; Deputy Director, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Andrey Kortunov

    President, New Eurasia Foundation
  • Tatyana Maleva

    Director, Independent Institute for Social Policy
  • Mikhail Margelov

    Chair, Committee for Foreign Affairs, Federation Council
  • Thierry de Montbrial

    President, French Institute of International Relations
  • Yelena Nemirovskaya

    Director, Moscow School of Political Studies
  • Boris Nemtsov

    Member of the Political Council, Political Party Union of Right Forces (SPS) (2004-2008)
  • Vyacheslav Nikonov

    President, Polity Foundation
  • Rene Nyberg

    Ambassador of Finland to Germany (2004–2008)
  • Vladimir Pozner

    President, Russian Television Academy
  • Vladimir Ryzhkov

    Duma Deputy (1993–2007)
  • Stephen R. Sestanovich

    Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (United States)
  • Sergei Vasilyev

    Vice Chairman, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs
  • Yevgeny Yasin

    President, Liberal Mission Foundation
  • Grigory Yavlinsky

    Member of the Political Committee, Yabloko Party
  • Dmitry Zimin

    Honorary President, Vympelcom

Center Staff

Carnegie Moscow Experts

  • Alexei Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.

  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.

  • Petr Topychkanov
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

  • Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.


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