FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2007

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace today announced that renowned Russian energy strategist Vladmir Milov has joined its Russia and Eurasia Program as a visiting scholar.

Milov, an expert on energy, infrastructure development, and regulatory policy, is the president of the Institute of Energy Policy, an independent think tank based in Moscow, and the former Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation.

“Milov is a leading expert on Russia’s economic transformation over the last fifteen years and has made major contributions to its development of modern energy markets. He will bring exceptional policy experience and insight to our Russia and Eurasia Program,” said Mark Medish, Vice President for Studies–Russia, China, and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment.

Prior to becoming the Deputy Energy Minister, he previously served as an advisor to the Minister of Energy and in 2001 led the energy expert team within the Center for Strategic Research, a government linked think tank.  Milov headed the economic analysis department of the natural monopoly regulator, the Federal Energy Commission of Russia, from 1999-2001. 

He is available to provide expert insight and analysis on:

  • Russian energy policy
  • Broader global energy policy
  • Russian gas, electricity, and infrastructure sector reforms
  • Broader international energy-related politics

A frequent contributor to Russian and international media, Milov is a regular columnist for the daily Russian business newspaper Vedomosti and his opinion pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Said Ambassador James F. Collins, director of the Russia and Eurasia Program, “Milov—with his practical experience and research—will bring new depth and expertise to Carnegie’s experts on Russia in transition.  He will be especially helpful in understanding developments in the complex world of Russian and CIS energy politics and the development of the sector’s priorities at a critical moment in development of the region as a major player in the supply of global energy.”

Notes:

  1. To request a interview with Milov, please contact Jessica Jennings, 202/939-2265, jjennings@ceip.org
  2. For more information on the Carnegie Endowment’s Russia and Eurasia Program, visit: www.carnegieendowment.org/Russia

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Founded in 1910, its work is nonpartisan and dedicated to achieving practical results.  The Endowment has added operations in Beijing, Beirut, and Brussels to join the longstanding offices in Washington and Moscow as part of its transformation into the first global think tank.

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