Expert in: Editor of Russia-Insider.com/ru, media critic, op-ed editor
Started his career in Soviet times as a researcher of the US media at the Institute of US&Canadian Studies. In the 1990-s served as coordinator of EU and OSCE media monitoring missions during national elections in post-communist countries. Was editor and publisher of the Russian-European journalism review Sreda.
Founding editor of op-ed page at Izvestia daily. Founded regional press syndicate for RIA Novosti news agency. His columns appeared in leading Russian and foreign newspapers ranging from Izvestia, Vedomosti and Komsomolskay Pravda to the Financial Times, Independent, International Herald Tribune, Die Welt and Die Zeit. For nearly 15 years was a guest media watcher for the Moscow Times.