Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Lilia Shevtsova
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Lilia Shevtsova is an associate fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme and a non-resident senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings.

From 1995-2014 she was a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Moscow Center.

Previously, she was a professor at the Higher School of Economics, professor of political science at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, deputy director of the Institute for International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and director of the Center of Political Studies in Moscow.


  • Russian politics
  • Comparative politics
  • Transition to democracy
  • Political regimes in the post-Soviet space


2014 - presentNonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
1995-2014Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Carnegie Moscow Center

Professor of Political Science, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

1989-1995Deputy Director, Institute for International Economic and Political Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences 

Broadcast experience



  • Russian, English
  • Putin Again: Implications for Russia and the West with others, Chatham House Report, February 2012
  • It Takes Two to Reset Foreign Policy, June 2010
  • Moscow's Domestic Policy: Russian Roulette The World Today, October 2008
  • After the Battle: What the August War will mean for Russia's Domestic Politics Chatham House Briefing Note, September 2008
  • Russia - Lost in Transition: The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies, Carnegie Endowment, September 2007
  • Putin's Legacy: How the Russian Elite is Coping with Russia's Challenges, Carnegie Endowment Briefing Paper, Volume 8, Issue 4, June 2006.
  • Putin's Russia, Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment, 2005
  • Evolution of Putin's Political Regime, in G.Hinteregger and H.-G.Heinrich(eds), Continuity and Change, Wien-NY: Springer, 2004
  • Putin's Russia:Challenges of Transformation and Integration, in S.Medvedev and A.Konovalov (eds), Russia and the West at the Millennium, George C.Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2003
  • Yeltsin's Russia, Washington, DC:Carnegie Endowment, 1999