The Seventh International Conference “The Zinoviev Readings” at Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency on the subject: "Alexander Zinoviev: The Reality of Planned History" took place in the Multimedia Press Center of the International Information Agency "Rossiya Segodnya" on October 25th, 2016.


Greater Hall. Panel discussion 1 (together with UNESCO-representatives)


Keynote speech: Olga Zinoviev — Co-Chair of the IIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Zinoviev Club


  • Willy Wimmer — former State Secretary in the Ministry of Defence (Germany),
  • Dimitar Kostov — former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to UN (Bulgaria),
  • Hafid Abbas — Chairman of the National Commission of Human Rights (Indonesia),
  • Dimitrios Patelis — Philosopher, professor (Greece),
  • Michael Kirkwood — doctor of philosophy, professor (Scotland)

Moderator: Dimitry Kulikov — Russian anchorman, member of the IIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Zinoviev Club

During the First panel Michael Kirkwood and Youri Solodoukin were awarded with the Alexander Zinoviev Philosophical prices.


Greater Hall. Panel discussion 2 (together with the International Society “Russia – Germany”)


Keynote speech: Valentin Falin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (1971 – 1978), honorary member of the IIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Zinoviev Club


  • Todor Todorov — philosopher, Associate professor at the Sofia University (Bulgaria),
  • Joseph Mifsud — Director of the London Diplomatic Academy (UK),
  • Charles Bausman — Editor and publisher of “Russia Insider” (USA),
  • Igor Morozov — Member of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

Timofei Sergeitsev — member of the IIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Zinoviev Club.

Moderator: Evgeniy Popov, Russian anchorman and publicist


Presidential hall of the MMPC. Panel discussion 3 (together with the London Diplomatic Academy)


Keynote speeches: Mikhail Demurin — Minister Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, member of the IIA “Rossiya Segodnya” Zinoviev Club; Joseph Mifsud — Director of the London Diplomatic Academy

Representatives from the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, Russkiy Mir Foundation and from the Moscow State Lomonosov University, members from the foreign branches of the Zinoviev Club — J. Verissimo (Brazil), H. Ritz (Germany), A. Goyal (India), N.Bukhteev (DPR), P. Gubarev (DPR) and members of the Rossiya Segodnya Zinoviev Club in Moscow — O.Zinovieva, A. Pankin, P.Rodkin, I. Valitov, O. Nazarov, P. Fokin, A. Fedina, A.Diakonov, V. Belskiy, L.Zoi, A. Filin et al., as well as several guests from various areas of
interests from Russia and abroad are going to participate at the discussion.

Moderator: Vladimir Lephekin — Director of the EurAsEC Institute, member of the Rossiya Segodnya Zinoviev Club, philosopher


The IIA "Rossiya Segodnya" Zinoviev Club is a platform for expertise and analysis, created by the Alexander Zinoviev Biographical Institute together with the Rossiya Segodnya News Agency. Co-founders and co-chairs of Rossiya Segodnya’s Zinoviev Club are Dmitry Kiselev, Russian anchorman, Director General of the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and Olga Zinoviev, Head of the Alexander Zinoviev Biographical Institute, President of the Russia-Germany Society.

The club is named after Alexander Zinoviev, a prominent Russian philosopher and sociologist. He spent 21 years in emigration in Germany before returning to Russia in 1999. From 1978 to 1999, he lived and worked in Munich. Upon his return, he lectured at the Moscow State University’s philosophy faculty. Alexander Zinoviev is author of many books and reknown bestsellers, such as "The Yawning Heights", "The Radiant Future", "Homo Soveticus", "Para Bellum", "Katastroika", to name but a few.


Photo by Vladimir Trefilov, IIA "Rossiya Segodnya"