Dr. Andrey Grachev is a Russian historian, political analyst and journalist.
Born in 1941 in Moscow he graduated in Oriental Studies and History of International Relations from the Moscow Institute of International relations -MGIMO(1964),
Ph. D in history, Academy of Social Sciences, Moscow (1976)
Consultant and Deputy Director on the International Department of the Central Committee of CPSU (1974-1987) and adviser for Mikhail Gorbachev he was official Spokesman of the President of the USSR until his resignation in December 1991.
Political scientist – in 1992-1995 he was senior research fellow in the Institute of World Economy and International relations, Russian Academy of Science, (Moscow).
Andrei Grachev was teaching and doing research as the Visiting Professor at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto (Japan), Universite Paris VIII, St Denis, Universite Paris I, Pantheon, Sorbonne, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.
He was a Research fellow in Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politic (SWP), Ebenhausen/ Isar, Germany and Senior Researcher at St Antony’s College, the University of Oxford.