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.

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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