Andrey Andreyevich Piontkovsky (Russian: Андре́й Андре́евич Пионтко́вский, born June 30, 1940, Moscow) is Russian scientist and political writer and analyst, a member of International PEN Club. He is a former member of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council.
He graduated from the Mathematics Department of Moscow State University and has published more than a hundred scientific papers on applied mathematics.
He was an Executive Director of the Strategic Studies Center (Moscow) think tank that has been closed since 2006. He contributes regularly to Novaya Gazeta, The Moscow Times, The Russia Journal and the online journals Grani.ru and Transitions Online. He is also a regular political commentator for the BBC World Service and Radio Liberty in Moscow. He has been an outspoken critic of Putin's "managed" democracy in Russia and, as such, has described Russia as a "soft totalitarian regime" and "hybrid fascism."
Piontkovsky is a member of the American Mathematical Society.
Piontkovsky is the author of several books on the Putin presidency in Russia, including his most recent book, Another Look Into Putin's Soul.
Piontkovsky is one of the 34 first signatories of the online anti-Putin manifesto "Putin Must Go", published on 10 March 2010. In his subsequent articles he has repeatedly stressed its importance and urged citizens to sign it.
On 26 June 2013, Piontkovsky commented the case of Edward Snowden by saying, "If Pushkov dares to draw a parallel between Snowden and Soviet dissidents, I must respond that none of them had anything to do with Soviet special services and none of them pledged not to betray state and departmental secrets."
Piontkovsky compared the Crimean speech of Vladimir Putin in 2014 to Hitler's speech on Sudetenland in 1939. He described Putin as using "the same arguments and vision of history" and beyond that, that this speech played a key role in starting the war in Donbass.
In 2016 he published an article "Бомба, готовая взорваться" ("A bomb that is ready to explode") about Russian-Chechen ethnic conflict. When the General Prosecutor Office found his article "extremist" and started criminal prosecution Piontkovsky at last left Russia on 19 February 2016.In English
"Modern-day Rasputin". The Moscow Times. 12 November 1997.
Piontkovsky, Andrei; Tsygichko, Vitali (August 1998). "Russia and NATO after Paris and Madrid: a perspective from Moscow". Contemporary Security Policy. 19 (2): 121–125. doi:10.1080/13523269808404196.
Piontkovsky, Andrei (17–23 January 2000). "Stasi for president" (PDF). The Russia Journal. 3 (1): 5. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 October 2015.
"Obseqiousness toward Putin". The Washington Times. 29 September 2005.
Another look into Putin's soul. Washington, DC: Hudson Institute. 2006. ISBN 1558131515.
East or West? Russia’s identity crisis in foreign policy (PDF). London: Foreign Policy Centre. 2006. ISBN 1903558786. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 September 2006.
Russian Identity. Washington, DC: Hudson Institute. 2008. ISBN 1558131620.
"The dying mutant". Journal of Democracy. 20 (2): 52–55. April 2009. doi:10.1353/jod.0.0074.
"Putinism may be fading". The Moscow Times. 7 April 2010.
"The Caucasus dark circle". The Moscow Times. 1 June 2011.
"The Russian spring has begun. The Putin regime will never recover legitimacy, but financial interests mean it will hang on as long as it can". The Wall Street Journal. 14 December 2011.
"From protest to nausea". The Moscow Times. 2 February 2012.
"The 4 stages of putinism". The Moscow Times. 6 March 2013.
"Putin fears democracy in Ukraine". The Moscow Times. 1 June 2014.
Gelovani, Viktor; Yegorov, Vsevolod; Mitrophanov, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Виктор Геловани, Всеволод Егоров, Виктор Митрофанов, Андрей Пионтковский] (1974). "Решение одной задачи управления для глобальной динамической модели Форрестера" [The solution of one task for Forrester’s world dynamics model] (in Russian) (Nr 56). The Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the USSR Academy of Sciences. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
Yurchenko, Valentin; Gelovani, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Валентин Юрченко, Виктор Геловани, Андрей Пионтковский] (1975). О задаче управления в глобальной модели WORLD-3 [On the task of governing in world model WORLD-3] (in Russian). Moscow: The Institute for Problems of Management of the USSR Academy of Sciences. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
Yegorov, Vsevolod; Kallistov, Yuri; Mitrophanov, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey [Всеволод Егоров, Юрий Каллистов, Виктор Митрофанов, Андрей Пионтковский] (1980). Математические модели глобального развития [Mathematical models of world development] (in Russian). Leningrad: Гидрометеоиздат. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
Исследование стратегической стабильности методами математического моделирования [The study of strategic stability by the methods of mathematical modeling] (in Russian). Moscow: The Institute of System Analysis of the USSR Academy of Sciences. 1988.
Gelovani, Viktor; Piontkovsky, Andrey; Yemeliyanov, Stanislav [Виктор Геловани, Андрей Пионтковский, Станислав Емельянов] (1997). Эволюция концепций стратегической стабильности (Ядерное оружие в XX и XXI веке) [Evolution of conceptions of strategical stability (Nuclear weapons in the 20th and 21st centuries)] (in Russian). Moscow: РАЙМС. ISBN 5876640840. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
За Родину! За Абрамовича! Огонь! [For motherland! For Abramovich! Fire!] (PDF) (in Russian). Moscow: ЭПИцентр. 2005. ISBN 5-89069-099-X. Archived (PDF) from the original on 11 May 2005.
Нелюбимая страна [Unloved country] (in Russian). Moscow: Yabloko. 2006. ISBN 5-85691-061-3.
Третий путь …к рабству [The third way …to slavery] (PDF) (in Russian). Moscow: M.Graphics Publishing. 2014 . ISBN 978-1-934881-42-2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 July 2014.
"Захар Прилепин как зеркало путинского фашизма" [Zakhar Prilepin as a mirror of Putin's fascism] (in Russian).
Чёртова дюжина Путина: Хроники последних лет [The baker's dozen of Putin. The chronicles of last years] (in Russian). Moscow: Алгоритм. 2014. ISBN 978-5-4438-0639-6.
Искушение Владимира Путина [Vladimir Putin’s temptation] (in Russian). Moscow: Алгоритм. 2013. ISBN 978-5-4438-0329-6.
His articles in The Jamestown Foundation
His articles in Project Syndicate
The Law of the Nerd, English translation from grani.ru
His articles in grani.ru (Russian)
Putin's Russia as a Revisionist Power
"Vladimir Putin and Russia's increasingly aggressive nuclear threat (with the video of Piontkovsky's speech)". Hudson Institute. 1 October 2014.
А. Пионтковский: "Путину нужна большая война" [A.Piontkovsky, "Putin needs a big war", in Russian with English subtitles, 17 November 2015, 22 min] on YouTube
А. Пионтковский: "Жёсткий анализ ситуации" [A.Piontkovsky, "Harsh situation analysis", in Russian with English subtitles, 9 December 2015, 15 min] on YouTube