Andrei Illiarionov

Andrei Illarionov is senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, and president of the Institute of Economic Analysis in Moscow. From 2000 to 2005, he was chief economic advisor to Russian president Vladimir Putin. Illarionov received his doctorate in economics from St. Petersburg University in 1987.

April 2009, Volume 20, Issue 2

Reading Russia: The Siloviki in Charge

Since Vladimir Putin’s rise to power at the end of the 1990s, siloviki—the people who work for, or used to work for, Russia’s “ministries of force” have spread to posts throughout all the branches of power in Russia.