Kirill Rogov

Senior author

Kirill Rogov is a senior research fellow at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, a member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Poli­cy, and a member of the supervisory board of the Liberal Mission Foundation (Moscow).

Originally a specialist in Russian intellectual and cultural history of the 18th and 19th centuries, Rogov started his career as a journalist in the late 1990s. In the 2000s, he was co-founder and editor-in-chief of the news and opinion portal “Polit.Ru” – one of the first Russian on-line media. He was a columnist for the leading business daily Vedomosti, and later deputy editor-in-chief at Kommersant daily, another leading Russian newspaper.

Since 2007, Rogov has held positions at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy, the leading Russian think-tank in economics, and at the Academy for the National Economy and Public Policy. In 2010-2011, he was an academic secretary and a member of the editorial committee of the working group on economic growth that formulated the Government Strategy Until 2020 (Strategy-2020). His recent articles published in Russia and abroad are focused on problems of current political development and the post-Soviet history of Russia. He is a columnist for Vedomosti, Forbes–Russia, and Novaya Gazeta

Selected publications

"Forty Years in the Desert: The Political Cycles of Post-Soviet transition" in Russia 2025. Scenarios for the Russian Future, eds. Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013: 18-46.

"Supermajority for a Super-Presidency," Pro et Contra 17(3-4), 2013 (in Russian).

"The 'Third Cycle': Is Russia Headed Back to the Future?" in Russia 2020. Scenarios for the Future, eds. Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov, Carnegie Endowment, 2011: 125 – 148.

"Democracy-2010: The Past and Future of Political Pluralism in Russia," Russian Politics and Law 49(3), 2011. (Russian version: Pro et Contra 13(5-6): 6-31).

"Switch on, Switch Off: How Law Sustains the Russian System," Open Democracy, 2010.

"Hypothesizing the third cycle," Pro et Contra 14(4-5), 2010: 6-22, (in Russian).

"Term Limits Matter," with Maria Snegovaya, Ekonomicheskaya politika 5, 2009: 75-93, (in Russian).

"The Unacceptable Successor," Pro et Contra 11(4-5): 6-18, (in Russian).

"Economic Growth 2000–2007: Basic Stages, Factors and Patterns," Ekonomicheskaya politika 6, 2008: 106-124, (in Russian).

"Between Democracy and Freedom: Ideological Paradoxes of the Russian Democratic Revolution," Neprikosnovenny Zapas 5(31), 2003, (in Russian).

"Freiheit oder Gleichheit: Die Ursachen der Spaltung der democratischen Bewegung in Russland," Osteuropa. Zeitschrift fur Gegenwartsfragen des Ostens 8(August), 2003: 1051-1066, (in German).