The Center for Current Policy

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The Center for Current Policy
FoundedMay 1992
ProductsPolitical analysis
Expert reviewing
Monitoring and research

The Center for Current Policy — is a private Russian company working in the field of consulting, monitoring and research, political analysis,expert reviewing[1].


The Center was founded in May 1992. Its first projects studied the development of multi party system in Russia.

Since 1994, the Center has been conducting analytical monitoring of the media and providing political consulting services[2].

In 1999, the Center experts gave analytical assistance to the political leaders of the Unity electoral block during the State Duma election campaign.

The Center 's analytical reviews often draw interest of Russian and international expert communities and the media.

In 2019 the Center was among the top 3 most cited and influential analytical centers of Russia, according to the rating of Medialogy[3].

The Center focuses primarily on analyzing political and social processes, mass media monitoring.

Key activities

The Center’s main activities include analyzing political and social processes, mass media monitoring, political, electoral and business consulting.

The Center for Current Policy experts often act as speakers on the topic of conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine[4]. The Center has issued several analytical reports on Russian-Ukrainian relations and the Minsk Protocol[5].

The Center's experts also provide information and analytical reports on topical domestic policy issues, such as State Duma deputies[6], Russian governors[7] and political preferences of the population[8].

Alexey Chesnakov, the Director of the Center, often gives expert comments for the popular media: The New York Times[9], The Washington Post[10] and others. The Center's experts are published in the Carnegie Moscow Center[11], Forbes[12] Russia and other print media.

Analytics and research

In 2017, the Center issued its Ukraine-Donbass: Conflict Resolution weekly analytical monitoring. This document aims to reveal the dynamics of the conflict in eastern Ukraine[13].

In 2018 the Center calculated Russian Social and Political Stability Index (RSPSI)[14]. The experts studied current political events and assessed their impact on domestic political processes in Russia.

In spring and summer 2019, experts from the Center studied the background and management approaches of the new governors appointed in autumn 2018 and spring and summer 2019. This research resulted in political profiling of the governors[15].

In autumn 2019, the Center conducted several studies based on the analysis of data obtained through the State Duma API. The experts have studied how MPs vote on various draft laws, as well as how MPs use the parliamentary inquiry tool in their activities[16].

In October 2019, the Actual Comments media website, managed by the Center, launched a section on "Putinism"[17] analyzing features of Putin's political system. Vladislav Surkov, aide to President Vladimir Putin, commented on the first article in the section.

Published works

  • Valery Fyodorov, Avtandil Tsuladze. The Putin Era[18]
  • The Mechanisms of Power: 10 Years of Political Analytics[19]
  • Ideas. Leaders. Actions. United Russia Library (in 3 volumes)[20].
  • Democracy: A Reboot of Meanings[21]


  1. "About us". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  2. "The Center for Current Policy" (PDF). Polity. Summer 1999.
  3. "Аналитические центры - 2019". Медиалогия – СОЦМЕДИА и СМИ мониторинг (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  4. "Алексей Чеснаков". РИА Новости (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  5. "Некоторые открытые доклады". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  6. "В Госдуме за последний год почти не голосовали «против»". РБК. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  7. "Meduza". Half of Moscow mayor's Instagram followers are bots, new report finds. 25 September 2019.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Штирлиц и профессор Преображенский могли бы стать лучшими российскими политиками". Ведомости (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  9. Higgins, Andrew; Kramer, Andrew E. (2017-03-27). "In Protests, Kremlin Fears a Young Generation Stirring". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  10. "The Washington Post". At Putin’s inauguration, former German chancellor Schröder got a front-row spot. The Kremlin was sending a message. May 7, 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Oleg Ignatov". Carnegie Moscow Center. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  12. "Михаил Карягин". 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  13. "Центр политической конъюнктуры запустил новый аналитический продукт". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  14. "Индекс социально-политической стабильности". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  15. "Губернаторы новой волны. Политические портреты". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  16. "Некоторые открытые аналитические записки и мониторинги". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  17. "Kremlin Aide Surkov Calls Putin's Form Of Rule 'Political Life Hack'". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty. Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  18. "Эпоха Путина. Тайны и загадки «кремлевского двора» (Федоров В.В., Цуладзе А.М.)". (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  19. "Механизмы власти: 10 лет российской политической аналитики". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  20. "Библиотека Единой России: идеи, лидеры, действия - Search RSL". Retrieved 2019-12-25.
  21. "Демократия: перезагрузка смыслов". ЦПК (in русский). Retrieved 2019-12-25.

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