Konstantin V. Remchukov

Director General and Editor-in-Chief of Nezavisimaya Gazeta

Konstantin was born 21 November 1954 in Morozovsk, Rostov Region.

In 1978, he graduated with honors from the School of Economics and Law of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University.

From 1993-1998, he was a columnist of EKONOM journal, Prague, Czech Republic.

Since 1996 - Head of the Department of Macroeconomic Regulation and Planning, School of Economics, RUDN University. From 1999-2009, he was a professor at the Department of Macroeconomic Regulation and Planning of the School of Economics of RUDN University.

Since 19 December 1999 - Member of the State Duma (SPS faction), Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Since 10 November 2001 - Head of the Public Council under the President of the Russian Federation on Russia's accession to the WTO.

Since 2001 - Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Bolshoi Theater.

Since 2005 - owner, CEO and editor-in-chief (since 2007) of NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA.

Since 2006 - founding member of the liberal-conservative club "November 4".

From 2006-2008, he was a columnist of PROFILE journal, since 2008 - columnist of the ICONS journal.

From 2007-2009, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Venture Company (RVC).

Since April 2009 Konstantin has been regularly participating in “Special Opinion” program airing on Tuesdays on ECHO OF MOSCOW radio station.

He is the author of a number of books on economics, including the books: “Russia and the WTO” (2002) and “The Economic Policy of the “Visible Hand” (2003), “Thinking of Russia” (2003). Brochures "Ethics of Power and the Metaphysics of Democracy" (2006). His recent articles in NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA are: “The Apology of Existence”, “Pandora’s Box for Russia”, “Yesterday’s Life Is No More”, “Right Cause?”, “Still a Weak President, Weakening Prime Minister and Increasing Entropy of the Russian Society”, “Marx is dead”, “On love”, “On love for children”, “Existence precedes essence”.

Married, has three children.

Konstantin V. Remchukov