Stanislav Belkovsky

Stanislav Belkovsky

Stanislav Alexandrovich Belkovsky (Russian: Станисла́в Алекса́ндрович Белко́вский, born 7 February 1971, Moscow, USSR) is a Russian political analyst and communication specialist. He is a founder and director of the National Strategy Institute. He considers himself to be of Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and Jewish ethnicity.[1] He is best known for his theatrical demeanor, humorous comportment, and deadpan style. In interviews and public talks, Belkovsky's trademark is mixing fast-paced political discussion with almost-nonsensical, absurdist statements laced with sarcasm, calling into question how 'serious' the preceding analysis was.

Belkovsky is a commentator on a variety of political issues, including Russian oligarchs, such as Mikhail Khodorkovsky.[2][3][4][5] In 2003 Belkovsky co-authored a paper entitled "State and Oligarchy" which many considered as the ideological justification of Mikhail Khodorkovsky's arrest and trial.[6][7] In 2005 Belkovsky announced that he is co-authoring a book with Eduard Limonov, at the time the head of the National-Bolshevik Party.[8] Belkovsky has published allegations about Vladimir Putin's personal wealth, according to which Putin "controls a 4.5% stake in Gazprom, 37% in Surgutneftegaz" as well as 50% in the oil-trading company Gunvor run by his close friend Gennady Timchenko.[9] He authored the journalistic cliché "Puting" (Путинг), derived from the name of Russia's president from 2000-2008 and 2012–present, to denote the process of the renationalisation of Russia's oil industry assets.[10]


  1. ^ Stanislav Belkovsky // Dozhd
  2. ^ Blomfield, Adrian (21 December 2007). "$40bn Putin 'is now Europe's richest man'". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  3. ^ Атака на «ЮКОС» — тезис о пересмотре итогов приватизации прозвучал [Attack on Yukos - the thesis on the revision of privatization results was voiced out] (in Russian). Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 30 July 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Jonas (19 November 2007). "Stanislav Belkovsky: Putin Will Leave Power Completely". 4 (215). The Jamestown Foundation. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Quiring, Manfred (12 November 2007). "Warum Putin gar nicht Präsident bleiben will" [Why Putin does not want to stay president]. Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  6. ^ Pribylovsky, Vladimir (10 June 2003). "Oligarhs, True and False". 2 (12). The Jamestown Foundation. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ Доклад российских политологов о заговоре олигархов оказался подложным [The report of Russian political scientists on the conspiracy of the oligarchs turned out to be fake] (in Russian). 30 May 2003. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  8. ^ Станислав Белковский уходит из президентов в революционеры. 27 April 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2019.
  9. ^ Sanctions Revive Search for Secret Putin Fortune by Peter Baker, The New York Times
  10. ^ О.Виноградова. Путинг в действии Archived 25 December 2007 at the Wayback Machine

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