Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chief Executive, Board of Directors, Russian World Foundation

Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chief Executive, Board of Directors, Russian World Foundation

1956 - Born in Moscow
1978 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1978 - Senior research fellow, History Department, Moscow State University
1982 - PhD in history, Moscow State University
1988 - Head of CPSU Central Committee sector
1991 - Assistant to chief of staff, Office of the USSR President
1992 - Professor of political science, California Institute of Technology, U.S.
1993 - Founder and Head, Polity Foundation
1996 - State Duma member and Chairman of Subcommittee for international security and arms control
1997 - Vice-President, Association of political consultancy centres
2005 - Publishes "Politics in modern Russia"
2007 - Chief Executive, Board of Directors, Russian World Foundation

President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree on establishing The Russkiy Mir or Russian World National Foundation. The Foundation is supposed to become a Russian analogue of such well-known institutions as the British Council and the Alliance franchise.  Vyacheslav Nikonov - a well-known politologist and public figure has been appointed as head of the Foundation. Today, he is our guest in the studio.