Oleg Ignatov

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia

Crisis Group Role

As Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Russia, Oleg Ignatov focuses on the country’s domestic affairs as well as Moscow’s role in conflicts around the world.

Professional Background

Oleg has previously worked as a leading expert at the Center for Current Policy in Moscow, as a political consultant, and in various roles at the United Russia party. He also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Moscow State University. 

He specialises in Russia's foreign and domestic policy, Russian elites, Russian policy and conflicts in the post-Soviet space, and Russian-Ukrainian relations.

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Publications

Ukraine at a Crossroads: Scenarios for the Reintegration of Donbas, Carnegie Moscow Center (March 2018)

In The News

9 Ara 2023
[Putin’s] goal is to force the West to negotiate on Moscow's terms … on the entire post-Soviet space. He wants to divide the world into spheres of influence again. The Moscow Times

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
20 Kas 2023
Russia wants negotiations … because it thinks that it can get … what it wants from this war … It doesn't mean that Russia is ready to accept any compromise. Newsweek

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
14 Kas 2023
Myanmar needs Russia because it doesn't want to be isolated ... and they also need an alternative to China in the region. Newsweek

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
13 Eki 2023
If, as a result of the long conflict between Israel and Palestine, the US has to cut military support to Ukraine … the consequences won’t be until next summer. Anadolu Agency

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
20 Şub 2023
I think they [the Kremlin] will use this [Biden's Kyiv trip] to repeat the line that this is a conflict between Russia and the West, not between Russia and Ukraine. Newsweek

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
4 Eki 2022
There is an official narrative that Russia is not at war ... and that everything is evolving according to plan. But if Putin has declared mobilization, it means the plan ... Newsweek

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia

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