Political,economic,and legal consulting and research on Russia and the CIS: investment and risks in various sectors,including energy and infrastructure
Strategy and policy planning
GR and PR
The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC 2005- Present Senior Research Analyst, Foreign Policy Studies Program Research on Russia’s politics and economics; write analytical and policy reports; host events and presentations; participate in conferences and roundtables. Focus: mineral resources sector with particular focus on oil and gas; Russia’s micro- and macroeconomics; spatial development and infrastructure; foreign policy; political elites; development of nationhood and ideology; federalism.
Complex Systems Scientific Technical Center, LLC: Chelyabinsk, Russia 2002-2003 Lawyer, Translator
Khashin Trading House, LLC: Perm, Russia 2002-2003 Lawyer, Logistics and Production Supervisor
Yapitek Construction and Troika Trade & Logistics: Perm, Russia; Istanbul, Turkey Winter-Fall 2002 Lawyer, Translator
Uralsibspetsstroy Construction Industrial Concern: Perm, Russia 1999-2002 Negotiator, Lawyer, Official Representative in Iran Wrote and translated contracts and performed legal duties for establishing several joint-venture construction companies with branches of Iranian Ministries of Construction, Mining, and Petroleum. Served as company representative in Iran (2000-2001), where negotiated agreements on construction projects, including strip mining in Sungun Copper Quarry in Ahar, tunneling works on Tehran-Shomal Freeway, pipe manufacturing plant for Assaluyeh-Aghajari gas pipeline, and smaller-scale projects.
Permtex Oil Joint Venture LLC: Perm, Russia Spring 1998-Summer 1999 Contract Administrator Wrote contracts in Russian and English; organized and conducted bidding procedures, set up and maintained contractual database, designed and launched new procedures for internal contractual approval, bidding procedures for contractors; set up a transparent contracts database, and reorganized legal work in finance department in coordination with logistics, geology, and technical departments. Logistics Coordinator Summer 1997- Spring 1998 Identified suppliers of materials and equipment for oil production; conducted contractual negotiations; maintained databases of purchased materials, crude oil sales, and pipeline pumping schedules; conducted market research on pipe manufacturers in the CIS and Eastern Europe.
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 2006-2009 School of Foreign Service / Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies MA, Eurasian Affairs
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 2003-2005 Department of Political Science MA, Political Science
Perm State University, Russia 1996-2000 School of Law Bachelor of Jurisprudence
• Interviewed by BBC, Russia Today, Voice of America, Forbes, Washington Times, Handelsblatt, The Moscow Times, The St. Petersburg Times, Kommersant, French Senate Energy Committee, German Foreign Ministry, and other media, governmental and international organizations. • Presentations and panel discussions at the Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, US State Department, Georgetown University, University of Louisville, and other institutions. • Publications include: Igor Y. Danchenko, Enlargement of Russian Regions: Federal Reforms under President Putin, Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM, 2008 (book); Vladimir Milov, Leonard L. Coburn, and Igor Danchenko, “Russia’s Energy Policy: 1992–2005,” Eurasian Geography and Economics, Vol. XLVII, No. 3, May-June 2006, p. 285-314; Fiona Hill, Clifford G. Gaddy, Igor Danchenko, and Dmitry Ivanov, “Energy Security Series: The Russian Federation,” The Brookings Institution, October 2006; Translation into Russian and editing of Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy, The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planers Left Russia Out in the Cold, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2003 (Sibirskoye bremya: proschety sovetskogo planirovania i budushee Rossii, Moscow: AEFIR, 2005, 328 p.). Book on Russian governance system (with Clifford G. Gaddy; forthcoming).