Project Description

Vladimir Milov

Member of democratic opposition, Leader of “Democratic Choice” movement (2010-2015), Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation (2001-2002)

Mr. Vladimir Milov is a Russian opposition politician, publicist, economist, and energy expert, and an economic adviser to the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Mr. Milov has used to work with the Russian Government in late 1990s and early 2000s, serving as the Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia (2002), adviser to the Minister of Energy (2001-2002), and head of strategy department at the Federal Energy Commission, the natural monopoly regulator (1999-2001).

Mr. Milov was the author of major energy reform concepts, including the concept of market restructuring and unbundling of Gazprom, which was banned from implementation by President Putin. Since leaving the Government, he became founder and President of the Institute of Energy Policy, a leading independent Russian energy policy think tank.

Mr. Milov is one of the major public critics of Vladimir Putin in modern day Russia. He is the co-author of the critical public report “Putin. The Results”, sharply criticizing the flaws of Vladimir Putin’s policy, written together with Boris Nemtsov and first published in 2008 (with updated versions being reissued from time to time ever since). Mr. Milov now works as an economic adviser to Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny and hosts the weekly economic talk show at the Navalny Live Youtube channel.