MA Andrei ZOLOTOV JR.
Editor, Russia Profile
1992 Graduated from the Moscow State University s School of Journalism
During his studies, spent a year as an exchange student at Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, New York) and a year as a visiting scholar at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (New York City).
Began his journalistic career in 1992 as a translator and fixer at the Moscow bureau of The Christian Science Monitor.
1995-2003 served as Moscow correspondent for Geneva-based news and features agency Ecumenical News International (ENI).
1997 joined the staff Moscow s leading independent English-language newspaper The Moscow Times, where he covered politics, media and religion as a senior staff writer. Mr. Zolotov s coverage of the takeover of NTV and TV-6 television companies, as well as other aspects of the country s media policies earned him the reputation as an expert on media issues. He has been interviewed by leading international broadcasters, such as BBC, CNN, PBS and NPR and contributed opinion pieces to The Christian Science Monitor, Nezavisimaya Gazeta and other publications. Mr. Zolotov is also recognized as an expert in Russia s religious affairs and global developments in regard to Orthodox Christianity.
2003 left The Moscow Times and ENI to develop a new project Russia Profile (www.russiaprofile.org). It is an analytical on-line and print magazine in English covering Russia s trends and developments, which is published by Independent Media publishing company (publisher of The Moscow Times, The St. Petersburg Times, Vedomosti and 11 magazines in Russia) in conjunction with RIA Novosti.