Zharkov Vasily

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PhD of Historical Sciences
Program Director
International Politics

Current Job Title: 

  • Director of Political Science & International Relations MA Programme of the Moscow School of Social & Economic Sciences (Moscow)
  • Columnist of “Novaya Gazeta” Russian Newspaper (Moscow)
  • Observer of “The New Times” Russian Journal (Moscow)


Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Russian History, 2001, The Moscow State Pedagogical University 
  • Graduate Diploma, with Distinction, 1997, The Moscow State Pedagogical University 


Short career resume 

  • 2010 – present time - Director of Political Science MA Programme (The Moscow School of Social & Economic Sciences)
  • 2010 – present time - Columnist of “Novaya Gazeta” Newspaper
  • 2008 – present time - Observer of “The New Times” Journal
  • 2009 – 2012 – Lecturer in “World Historical and Political Geography”at the Historical Department (State Academic University of Humanities). 
  • 2009 – 2010 – Vice-chairman of the Centre for Political Theory under the Institute for Public Projects.
  • 2008 – 2009 – Director of Publishing Department at the Centre of Political Philosophy Foundation.
  • 2007 – 2008 – Lecturer of History at The Moscow Sholokhov State Humanitarian University (Department of History), Lecturer in “Political History of Russia and Eastern Europe”, “Historical Chronology”.
  • 2005 – 2007 –  Lecturer of Political History at the Department of Human Technologies of The Russian New University, 
  • Lecturer in “Political History”, “Introduction to Public Relations”.
  • 2003 – 2008 – Deputy Director of the Institute of Eastern Europe, Editor in Chief of Prognosis.Ru, Easter-European news-portal, Executive Director of “The Territory of the Future” Foundation.
  • 2002 – 2003 – Lecturer of Political History at the State University Higher School of Economics, 
  • 2002 – 2003 – Expert at Department of Public Relations of the “Open Russia” Foundation.
  • 2000 – 2002 – Editor-in-Chief of Jewish.Ru, web-portal.
  • 1997 – 2000 –  Lecturer of History at the 6-th Moscow Pedagogical College 


Current research interests and expertise

  • Political Theory & Theory of International Relations
  • Political History & Geography 
  • Political Journalism 


Selected relevant publications

1. Vasily Zharkov, 2012, “Episodes of Moscow Riots”, “Novaya Gazeta”, ## 66, 78, 90, 102 - http://www.novayagazeta.ru/comments/54375.html
2. Vasily Zharkov, 2012, “History of Civil Protests in Russia, Parts 1-2”, “The New Times”, ## 25, 28 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/56843/
3. Vasily Zharkov, Dmitry Rogozin, 2012, “Chats with Russian Corruption Witnesses”, “Otechestvennye Zapiski”, # 2 - http://www.strana-oz.ru/2012/2/rossiyskaya-korrupciya-v-rasskazah-uchastnikov
4. Vasily Zharkov, 2011, Crisis & Theory of Social Evolution”, “Politia”, #2
5. Vasily Zharkov, 2011, “Perpetual Rulers. The longest dictatorships in the World History”, “The New Times”, # 36 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/45610/
6. Vasily Zharkov. 2011, “The oldest issue. Evil in Policy”, “Russian Journal” - http://www.russ.ru/Mirovaya-povestka/Drevnejshaya-problema
7. Vasily Zharkov, 2011, “Gorbachev’s 1980-s. Freedom we’ve lost”, “The New Times”, # 07 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/35096/ 
8. Vasily Zharkov, 2010, “Crisis of 17th Century in Russia. Orders Movement and the State”. “European Comparative Researches”, Moscow, Institute of World History.
9. Vasily Zharkov, 2010, “Russian Patrimonial State in the Struggle for Control. 16-17 centuries”, “Scientific Parts of the Eastern Europe Institute”, Moscow, Institute of Eastern Europe.
10. Vasily Zharkov, 2010, “Russian Riot against Modernisation of Russia”, “Novaya Gazeta”, # 143 - http://old.novayagazeta.ru/data/2010/143/13.html
11. Vasily Zharkov, Andrey Kolesnikov, 2010, “The Day of Promise. 20 years from the Russian Declaration of Independence”, “The New Times”, # 19 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/22501/
12. Vasily Zharkov, Andrey Kolesnikov, 2009, “Hellraiser: Stalin Remains an Active Politician”, “The New Times”, # 46-47,  - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/13413/
13. Vasily Zharkov, 2009, “Lev Trotskiy: Fallen Angel of the Russian Revolution”, “The New Times”, # 39 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/8972/
14. Vasily Zharkov, Andrey Kolesnikov, 2009, “The First Breath of Freedom: Elections in the USSR in 1989, “The New Times”, # 11 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/2834/
15. Vasily Zharkov, 2009, “Liberals in the USSR and Russian Federation”, “Russian Journal” - http://www.russ.ru/Mirovaya-povestka/Liberaly-v-SSSR-i-RF
16. Vasily Zharkov, 2008, “Sovereign Déjà Vu: Russian “Vertical of Power” in the 17th century. Back to Moskowia”, “The New Times”, # 21 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/4141/
17. Vasily Zharkov, 2008, “Genghis Khan’s Heir in the Kremlin: “tandemocracy” in 16th century”, “The New Times”, # 13 - http://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/4424/
18. Vasily Zharkov, 2008, “Wooden Democracy: Sobornost’ and Powership in Moscowian Russia”, “Russian Life” Journal  - http://www.rulife.ru/old/mode/article/658/