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

4 Oct 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
7 Jul 2022
I think Russia's plan right now is to capture Donbas [in Ukraine] and to see what they can do next. Newsweek

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
23 Feb 2022
By abandoning the Minsk agreements, Russia has deprived itself of one avenue of potential long-term political leverage over Ukraine and will now be seeking another one. Reuters

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
28 Jan 2022
To think that Putin is going to wage a full-scale war, which will cut Russia off from the international stage, which will hit Russia’s society and economy – it’s against ... The Globe and Mail

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
14 Jan 2022
Russia wants to see Ukraine not as a neutral country, but more like a friendly country. Al Jazeera

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia
24 Oct 2021
Now Russia can argue that Western policies failed in Libya, Syria and now Afghanistan so badly that Russia's approach has actually been correct all along. CNN

Oleg Ignatov

Senior Analyst, Russia

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