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Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Aleksandrovich Karaganov (born September 12, 1952, Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian political scientist and economist. Doctor of Historical Sciences.

Scientific director of the Faculty of World Economy and World Politics, National Research University Higher School of Economics.

In June 2023 he called for a nuclear strike on Poland.

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He is under international sanctions for supporting the Russian invasion of Ukraine and spreading Russian propaganda.

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Profile

Karaganov in 2017
Born 12 September 1952 (age 71)

Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Citizenship Russia
Alma mater Moscow State University
Occupation(s) Political scientist, opinion journalist
Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov’s Early Life

Father – Alexander Vasilyevich Karaganov (1915-2007), secretary of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR (1965-1986)

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. Mother – Sofya Grigorievna Karaganova (née Mazo, 1918-2013, first wife of the poet Evgeny Dolmatovsky

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Education

In 1974 he graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Moscow State University, majoring in political economy.

In 1979, he defended his dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences on the topic “Transnational corporations and US foreign policy” (specialty 07.00.05 – history of international relations and foreign policy).

In 1989, he defended his dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences on the topic “The Role and Place of Western Europe in the US Strategy towards the USSR (1945-1988)

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Scientific Activity

From 1974 to 1977 he interned at the USSR mission to the UN. From 1978 to 1988 he worked at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the USSR Academy of Sciences as a junior, then senior researcher, and head of the sector.

In 1978-1989 he studied the Afghan war as a scientific journalist. Author of three scientific works about the introduction of OKSV (40th Army) and USSR KGB units into the DRA.

Since 1988 he has been working at the Institute of Europe of the USSR Academy of Sciences (RAN), since 1989 – deputy director.

Scientific interests – foreign and military policy of the USSR/Russia, interaction between Russia and the West in the political, economic, and security fields. Global politics. International integration. Globalization. USA and UK.

Teaching – lecturing at various Russian and foreign universities and research institutes.

During the spring semester of 1991 – an honorary department was named after them. B. A. Rolling at the University of Groningen. Since 2002 – Head of the Department of World Politics at the State University – Higher School of Economics (SU-HSE).

From 2006 to 2018 – Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Politics of the State University – Higher School of Economics, since 2018 – Scientific Director of the same faculty

Author and editor of 17 books and brochures, published more than 250 articles on economics, foreign policy, arms control, national security strategy, and foreign and military policy of Russia.

Articles and books have been published in Russia, the USA, Germany, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Greece, and other countries.

Since 2002 – founder and chairman of the editorial board of the magazine “Russia in Global Affairs”. Member of the editorial board of the magazine “Polity”

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Social and Government Activities

1989-1991 – official expert of the Committee on International Relations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Since 1991 – a member of the Foreign Policy Council of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Since 1992 – Deputy Chairman, since 1994 – Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy – a public organization that now unites more than 150 prominent representatives of business circles and the media, major politicians, and heads of law enforcement agencies.

From 1993 to 1999, he was a member of the Presidential Council. Since 1993 – a member of the Scientific Advisory Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation. Since 1996 – a member of the Advisory Council under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

Since 1996 – co-chairman of the board of trustees of the Foundation for the Development of Parliamentarism in Russia. Member of the Board of Trustees of the INDEM Foundation.

Since 2001 – Advisor to the Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration for Foreign Policy.

In November 2004, he was appointed to the Council under the President of the Russian Federation to promote the development of civil society institutions and human rights.

As a commentator, he participated in the television project “Namedni 1961–1991: Our Era.”

In 2024 – moderator of the plenary session with the participation of President Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Socio-political Views

De-Stalinization program:

On February 1, 2011, at a meeting of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the development of civil society and human rights, a working group led by Karaganov proposed a program of “de-Stalinization of society.”

Karaganov’s article “Not de-Stalinization, but Modernization of Consciousness” was written as an explanation of the project “On perpetuating the memory of the victims of the totalitarian regime and on national reconciliation” (referred to in the press as “de-Stalinization”)

The head of the political movement “Essence of Time” S.E. Kurginyan criticized Karaganov’s article, accusing him of criminally “inciting a civil war”.

In July 2013, Karaganov presented to RIA Novosti a draft program “Perpetuating the Memory of Victims of Political Repression.

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov’s Attitudes towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

After the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, he spoke in print in support of the invasion.

Karaganov viewed the events of the war in Ukraine as a clash with the West, which refused to conclude a just peace with Russia and created a system of global domination (“global liberal imperialism”)

Karaganov considered Russia’s actions aimed at preventing a third world war.

Later, in June 2023, on the pages of the magazine “Profile” and reprinted the material “Russia in Global Affairs”, he called for Russia to launch a preventive strike with nuclear weapons on targets in Central and Eastern Europe, which, in his opinion, could save humanity from a global catastrophe

Sergei Karaganov Sanctions

On January 7, 2023, against the background of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, he was included in the sanctions lists of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council notes that “in his speeches, S. Karaganov insists on the need to “resolve the Ukrainian issue” through armed aggression”.

On February 3, 2023, he was added to Canada’s sanctions list for being involved in the spread of Russian disinformation and propaganda.

On June 23, 2023, Karaganov was included in the sanctions list of EU countries for supporting actions that undermine and threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine.

The EU noted that Karaganov “justified Russia’s invasion and spread Russian propaganda about the war, claiming that the West wants to destroy Russia and that military action is aimed at denazifying Ukraine and liberating Donbas.” For similar reasons, it is under Australian sanctions

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov’s Personal Life

Karaganov is the lone intellectual from the former Soviet Union included in the 2005 Global Intellectuals Poll.

Karaganov has an apartment in Venice. Karaganov has been forbidden from entering the EU due to his calls to use nuclear weapons.

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Facts

Born on September 12, 1952.

I graduated from Moscow State University’s Department of Economics in 1974.

1974-1978: Doctoral candidate at the Institute of USA & Canada Studies (US&CSI).

1976-1977: Research trainee at the Soviet Union’s United Nations Mission.

1979 – defended a candidate (Ph.D.) dissertation on “The Role and Place of Transnational Corporations in US Foreign Policy.”

From 1978 to 1988, I worked at the US&CSI of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR as a junior fellow, senior fellow, and section leader. Specialization includes economic aspects of foreign policy, US-Soviet ties, US military strategy, weapons control, and European security.

1989 – defended a doctoral (equivalent to Dr.Hab.) dissertation on “The Role and Place of Western Europe in US Strategy Towards the USSR (1945-1988)”.

Since 1988, I’ve worked at the Institute of Europe of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union/Russia. 1989–2010 — Deputy Director.

Dean of the Faculty (School) of International Economics and Foreign Affairs at the Higher School of Economics, since 2006.

Since 2021, I have served as the Scientific Head of the Faculty (School) of International Economics and Foreign Affairs at the Higher School of Economics.

Married to Ekaterina Karaganova-Miloslavskaya.

Has a daughter named Alexandra.

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Awards and Prizes

Order of Alexander Nevsky (September 5, 2022) – for great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation and many years of conscientious work.

Order of Friendship (October 24, 2017) – for great contribution to the development of science and education, and training of qualified specialists.

Medal “For contribution to the development of the Eurasian Economic Union” (May 29, 2019, Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union).

Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation (April 30, 2008) – for his great contribution to the development of civil society institutions and ensuring the protection of human and civil rights and freedoms

Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation 2016 in the field of mass media (December 3, 2016) – for the popularization of foreign policy issues on the pages of the magazine “Russia in Global Affairs”

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Proceedings

Together with G. A. Trofimenko. “The United States, Transnational Corporations and Foreign Policy.” – M.: Nauka, 1984. – 173 p.

Together with G. A. Trofimenko and V. S. Shein. . – M.: Soviet Russia, 1985. – 207 p.

Responsible editor and co-author. “Security of the future Europe.” – M.: Nauka, 1993. – 239 p. — ISBN 978-5020106376.

Together with R. Blackwill[English]. “Damage limitation or crisis? Russia and the outside world” = Damage limitation or crisis? Russia and the outside world. – Washington: Brassey’s, 1994. – XV, 330 p. — (CSIA studies in international security). — ISBN 978-0028811192

“Russia: the state of reforms” = “Russia, the State of Reforms: Study report of the Institute of Europe.” – Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers, 1993. – 96 p. – (Strategien und Optionen für die Zukunft Europas). — ISBN 978-3892040835.

Joint with F. Iklé[English]. “Harmonizing the Evolution of U.S. Defense Policy” = “Harmonizing the Evolution of U.S. and Russian Defense Policies”. – Washington, DC: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1993. – 46 p. — (CSIS Panel Report). — ISBN 978-0892062539.

“Where is Russia going? Foreign and military policy in a new era” = Where is Russia going? Foreign and defense policies in a new era. – Frankfurt am Main: Peace Research Institute Frankfurt [English], 1994. – 36 p. — (PRIF reports). — ISBN 978-3928965415.

Together with V.B. Belov. “Whether Western aid to Russia: A Russian view of Western support.” – Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers, 1994. – 92 p. – (Strategien und Optionen für die Zukunft Europas). — ISBN 978-3892041320.

“The Economic Role of Russia in Europe” (co-authored with O. Lambsdorff). – M., 1995 (also published in English).
“Geopolitical changes in Europe, Western policies and alternatives for Russia.” – M., 1995 (editor-in-chief).

“Zurück zum Imperium? Russische Außen- und Verteidigungspolitik in einer neuen Ära” (in the collection: “Eine Welt oder Chaos”?) – Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1996

“Towards the Creation of a Community of Democratic States” (co-authored with G. Ellison, K. Kaiser), 1996.

“Russian-American relations at the turn of the century. Reports of the working groups: SWAP and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.” – M., 2000.

“Strategy for Russia: Agenda for the President 2000” (executive editor). – M., 2000.

“Strategy for Russia. 10 years of SWOP” (executive editor). – M., 2002.

“The world around Russia: 2017. Contours of the near future.” – M.: Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, 2007. – 159 p.

“Russia and the world. New era. 12 years that can change everything” / Answer. ed. and hands. auto count S. A. Karaganov. – M.: AST: Rus-Olympus, 448 pp. 2008 ISBN 978-5-17-050151-9 ISBN 978-5-9648-0186-3“Russia vs Europe. Confrontation or alliance? / Edited by S. A. Karaganov and I. Yu. Yurgens Publishers: Astrel, Rus-Olympus, 384 pp. 2010 ISBN 978-5-271-25038-5 ISBN 978-5-9648-0297-6

Sergei Karaganov Biography
Sergei Karaganov Biography

Sergei Karaganov Articles

Karaganov S. A. “We must be the first at the doors of NATO.” Izvestia, February 24, 1994

Where is Sergei Karaganov now?

As a commentator, he participated in the television project “Namedni 1961–1991: Our Era.” In 2024, he moderated a plenary session with the participation of President Putin at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

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