Kirill Rogov 

Kirill Rogov

Kirill Rogov


Kirill Rogov, Moscow-based political scientist, journalist and book author. Board member/ partner of the Liberal Mission Foundation, Indem Foundation (Information Science for Democracy); Levada-center, independent public opinion research centre, and the Council on Defence and Foreign Relations.

In the late nineties, Rogov started his career as a journalist. In 1998 he co-founded news and opinion portal “Polit.Ru” (editor-in-chief of from 1998 to 2003), one of the first Russian online media, that served as the main platform for expert discussions among the Russian liberal thinkers at the time. In 2000, he became a columnist for the leading business daily Vedomosti; while from 2005 to 2007, Rogov was deputy editor-in-chief of the daily Kommersant.

Considered as one of the most influential political commentators on the Russian political life, Rogov regularly publishes his columns and analysis in Forbes Russia, RBC, Vedomosti, Novaya Gazeta, RBC,  Suddeutsche Zeitung and Financial Times.

From 2007 to 2015 he was a senior researcher in the Academy for National Economy and Public Policy and in the Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute), the leading Russian think-tank in economics, where he monitored economic developments. (see regular summaries on these issues in «Russian economy. Trends and perspectives». Institute for economic policy, Moscow:

In 2010/11 he participated in the Strategy for Russian economic development (“Strategy 2020. New Growth Model, New Social Policy”. Moscow. 2012: written by the most prominent Russian economists and experts. The Strategy was presented to the government in late 2011.

In 2012 – 2013 he coordinated reports and policy papers for the Russian government and the Ministry of Economic Development elaborated by the Gaidar Institute.

In 2015 Rogov edited the publication Monitoring of the current economic situation published by the Gaidar Institute and Academy for National Economy and recognised as the most objective outlook of the country’s economic situation.

Simultaneously, he conducted research on the Russian political economy and political development. Rogov’s recent papers and articles address the problems of Russia’s political development during the post-soviet period, transformation and erosion of political institutions, and the public opinion as a reflection of the political decisions, etc.

In 2016 Rogov conducted a lecture series on “The Big Transition: Logics of Russian political history, 1985 – 1999” at the Open University (

Kirill Rogov graduated from the Lomonosov Moscow State University.