Peter Pomerantsev


TV producer based in London and author of a study on Russia’s weaponization of information, culture, and money, and a book, Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible, about working inside Vladimir Putin’s postmodern dictatorship. Peter Pomerantsev, was born in Kiev and raised in England, and came to Moscow in the early 2000s to work in their fast-growing television and film industry. The job gave him first-hand access to every aspect of the country, and to the elite Russian rich in London and the west. He is an award-winning contributor to the London Review of Books and his writing has been published in the Financial Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Daily Beast, Newsweek and Le Monde Diplomatique, among others. He has also worked as a consultant for the EU and World Bank. Currently, he is a Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.