Alexei Pushkov

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(politician, deep state functionary)
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BornAlekseĭ Konstantinovich Pushkov
10. August, 1954
Beijing, China
Alma materMoscow State Institute of International Relations
Influential Russian politician

Aleksey Konstantinovich Pushkov is a Russian politician who has been Senator from Perm Krai since 29 September 2016. He is also a former Deputy of the State Duma and former head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament.[1] As a member of the United Russia political party in the federation council, he is the chairman of the Commission on Information Policy.[2] He has his own TV-program, Postscriptum on the channel TV Center.


Pushkov was born in 1954 to a family of a Soviet diplomats in the capital of China. His father, Konstantin Mikhailovich Pushkov (1921—2019) was an employee of the Consulate General of the USSR in Beijing. His mother, Margarita Vladimirovna Pushkova (1927–2007) was a translator and a teacher of the Chinese language. He studied at the Moscow special school #12 in his youth, graduating in 1972. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1976 with a degree in international relations before getting a job at the United Nations mission in Geneva.

Between 1988 and 1991, he worked as the speechwriter for Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.

In 1991–1995, he was deputy editor-in-chief of the Moscow News Weekly in international affairs, editing the English, French, German and Spanish editions of the newspaper.

From 1993-2000 he was a member of the editorial board of the American Foreign Policy magazine , published by the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. In 2004, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of the Carnegie Moscow Endowment. Since 1993 - member and permanent expert of the World Economic Forum in Davos.[3]

Since 2002, he has been a member of the editorial board of the American National Interest magazine published by the Center for the National Interest in Washington DC. Since 2005 he is a member of the London International Institute for Strategic Studies.[4]

From 2008 to 2011, Pushkov was the Director of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies at the Diplomatic Academy of Russia.[5] He was elected to the State Duma on 4 December 2011 on the United Russia Party list.

2004-2016 - Member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society.

On January 15, 2020, by order of President Putin, he was included in the working group on the preparation of proposals for amendments to the Constitution.

Pushkov is a Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. He has the title of honoris causa from the Moscow University for the Humanities, the Russian-Armenian State University (Yerevan), and the Azerbaijan University of Languages.

On January 15, 2020, by order of V.V. Putin, he was included in the working group on the preparation of proposals for amendments to the Constitution.[6]

He is a member of the Board of Trustees of MGIMO, the Russian Council on International Affairs, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, and the Public Council under the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.

He is on the sanctions list of the United States[7], Canada and Australia.[8]

Pushkov is fluent in French and English.[9][10]


A Document by Alexei Pushkov

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Alexei Pushkov - PACE press-conferenceVideo transcript10 April 2014PACE
2014 Ukraine coup
Transcript and translation from the original Russian of Alexei Shukov's press conference following the decision of PACE to impose sanctions against Russia


Event Participated in

WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004Switzerland
World Economic Forum
2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.
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