Russian political author and scholar
Area of Expertise: Civil Society, International Relations, Law and Human Rights, Media, Religion
Geographical Expertise - Region: Europe
Geographical Expertise - Country: Russia
Languages: English, Russian
Field of Work: Author/Novelist, Journalist/Commentator
Anatoly Salutskiy is a prominent Russian author and scholar of domestic and foreign policy. He is a highly acclaimed member of the Writers’ Union of Russia, and former adviser to the Chairman of the Russian State Duma.
He is a member of the Russian Academy of Literature, and a winner of several Writers’ Union prizes in literature. He has delivered lectures at Harvard University and the Kennan Institute in Washington. He was also a member of the official delegation of the Russian Federation (as an expert) to the 62nd, 63rd, 64th and 65th sessions of the UN General Assembly.
Since 1991 Mr. Salutskiy has been a member of the board of the Russian Peace Foundation (RPF). There he supervises issues on interfaith relations and international cooperation. In 1992 he was an expert to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the lawsuit brought to the Communist Party. From 2000 to 2004, he was an adviser to the Chairman of the Russian State Duma. From 2005 to present, he has been an adviser to the Deputy Chairman of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. He is a Secretary of the Russian Writers’ Union, and a member of the executive committee of the International Community of Literary Unions. He regularly takes part in international non-governmental organizations conferences of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg), and its roundtable discussions on issues of security.
Mr. Salutskiy participated in the sessions of the ECOSOC UN Committee (New York), at annual conferences of UN DPI/ NGO (Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organizations), and at UNESCO Committee of NGOs sessions in Paris. He is a political analyst for Russian Federation Today magazine (published by the Russian Federation Council and the State Duma). He is an author of hundreds of articles in the Russian media, and was published abroad as well (in the US and in Israel).
He was born in Moscow in 1938. His basic education was in the field of nuclear engineering. Later on he moved to the sphere of journalism, and worked at the Komsomolskaya Pravda and Literaturnaya Gazeta newspapers.
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