Maxim Trudolyubov

Maxim Trudolyubov

Editor at Large

I learned to be more open.  Russia is like an island.  It’s a big place, and even intellectuals sometimes are too Russia-centric.  We see everything through the prism of our country, our history, our current situation.  We kind of live on an island.  Now I’ve built some bridges.

Maxim Trudolyubov, editor-at-large with Vedomosti and a Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. Trudolyubov writes The Russia File blog for the Kennan Institute and oversees special publications. He also writes a weekly column in Russian on societal and institutional change in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He has anchored a talk show on the radio station Echo of Moscow, and is regularly invited to comment for various news outlets in Russia and other countries. Previously, Mr. Trudolyubov was editorial page editor and foreign editor for Vedomosti, an editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital, and a translator for The Moscow News, an English-language online newspaper.

Mr. Trudolyubov won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007 and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11. His recent books include: Me and My Country: A Common Cause. Moscow School of Civic Education, 2011; People Behind the Fence: Private Space, Power and Property in Russia (in Russian). Novoye Izdatelstvo, 2015; Co-author Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine. Columbia University Press, 2015.

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