Andrei P iontkovsky is a Russian opposition journalist, politician and public figure.
Andrei Piontovsky was born in Moscow on June 30, 1940. In 1962 graduated from Moscow State University, Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics. In the 1970s he worked at the Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He wrote more than a hundred monographs on nuclear strategy, management theory, and global modeling.
In 2004 he joined the Yabloko party, which he later left. In 2008 he took an active part in nominating Vladimir Burkovsky for the Russian presidential nomination.
Articles and books
Piontkovsky has been in journalism since 1998. His work has been published in numerous publications, including Grani.ru and Kasparov.ru. In his articles Piontkovsky criticizes the Russian government, is not afraid of comparing Putin with Hitler and goes deep into contemporary Russian problems.
He is the author of the sharp-political books "The Third Road to Slavery" and "The Unloved Country. Because of Unloved Country, Piontkovsky was part of a trial where he was accused of calling for violence and inciting ethnic hatred.
Piontkovsky about Putin
The journalist is known for his radical position towards Russian President Vladimir Putin. He was one of the authors of the famous "Putin must go" appeal of the opposition. Moreover, the activist did not hesitate to compare Putin with Hitler, in his writings detailing the striking similarity of their methods. He actively opposed Russian aggression, the annexation of Crimea, and the occupation of Donbass. Back in 2014, he signed an appeal to the Russian authorities demanding the immediate withdrawal of the Russian army from Ukraine and an end to support for the "L/DNR" separatists.
Piontkovsky and the FSB
The journalist was forced to flee Russia because of persecution by the security services. This happened after the Russian General Prosecutor's Office allegedly found extremist appeals in one of Piontkovsky's articles, "A Bomb Ready to Explode." The investigation was handed over to the FSB, after which Piontkovsky hastily left the country. He now resides in the United States.
Website and social networks
Today, Andrei Piontkovsky maintains his blog on the website OBOZREVATEL and onEcho of Moscow. In addition, his Twitter page is read by 33 thousand people, and five thousand people are subscribed to the journalist's Facebook . Piontkovsky also often appears in videos on Youtube, particularly onSotnik-TV.