Andrey Bystritskiy

Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club, Dean, Professor of the Faculty of Creative Industries at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, member of the Union of Writers.

Andrey Bystritskiy is a Professor and PhD (Pedagogics, 1989). He is a member of the Union of Writers. In June 2007, he received the Order of Honour.

Andrey Bystritskiy is the author of books, including such works as Youth Subcultures and Russia's Intelligentsia During the Demise of the Soviet System (1991), and numerous publications in newspapers and magazines."