Andrei Fursenko


Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.

Graduated from Leningrad State University (LSU).

Originally employed by the Ioffe Physical Technical Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Served as Vice-President of the Advanced Technologies Centre (St Petersburg) and Director of the St Petersburg Regional Foundation for Scientific and Technological Development.

At various times Deputy Minister, First Deputy Minister and Acting Minister of Industry, Science and Technologies of the Russian Federation (RF).

From 2004 till 2012, RF Minister of Education and Science. Since May 2012, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation.

Author of over 100 scientific publications, including a number devoted to technologically innovative business and the financing of science and technology.

Recipient of several state awards and honorific titles.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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