Vitaly Ignatenko


President of World Russian Press Foundation (WARP Foundation), professor

RIAC member

Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Full member of the International Informatization Academy.

Worked at the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily; Deputy Director General of TASS Information Agency under the USSR Council of Ministers; Deputy Head of the International Department of the Central Committee of CPSU; Editor-in-Chief of Novoe Vremya weekly; head of the press service and assistant to President Mikhail Gorbachev.

From August 1991, Director General of ITAR-TASS News Agency.

From 1995 to 1997, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government.

Member of the BOD of OSAO RESO-Garantyia. Member of the editorial board of the political weekly Soyuznoe Gosudarstvo.

President of the World Association of Russian Press.

Author of a number of books and scripts.

Laureate of the Lenin award and awards of the USSR Union of Journalists.

Recipient of state awards.

Current poll

In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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