Articles by a renowned political scientist, analyst, and columnist, Vladislav Soloviev, are published in the central and regional press, as well as on the Zen platform. Almost all of his new materials cause polemics among the readers and are actively discussed. Meanwhile, there’s very little information in open sources about him and Vladislav Soloviev’s biography. The author does not make YouTube videos, does not participate in TV shows, and rarely gives interviews.
This is the principle of the political scientist Vladislav Soloviev. He trusts a written word more than a spoken one. In his material, the analyst always maintains independent thinking, relying solely on logic and common sense.
In this article, we gathered confirmed facts about the biography of Vladislav Soloviev, as well as found out what he’s up to at the moment.
The Biography and Career of Vladislav Soloviev
The future political scientist was born in 1973 in Moscow. His parents are ordinary Soviet workers, and their son went to an ordinary Soviet school. In his childhood, like many other kids in Soviet times, he had a plethora of hobbies: chess, aeromodeling, sci-fi, and later, rock music was also added to that list.
After graduating from school, Vladislav Soloviev enrolled in the State Moscow Institute of Technology and Management as an economist. It was an ambiguous choice, as his student years were in the 90s, when there was no established economy in the country. Old Soviet institutions were buried, and the new ones hadn’t been created yet.
And still, Soloviev placed the right bet. In one of his interviews, he told how, after graduating from the institute, when applying for a job, he was surprised to see that at every place he applied to, the salaries were listed in dollars and not rubles. The absence of a stable internal currency within the country indicated a deep, systematic crisis not only in the economy, but also in politics.
The market was being created right before Soloviev’s eyes. Moreover, he was an active participant in this process. In 1997, yesterday’s student was already working at the metropolitan company “Regent”, which provided economic consulting and auditing. Later, he joined other companies that were well-known in the capital: Uniland Group and “Doverie”. In the mid-2000s, Vladislav Soloviev was already the head of the economic department of the “Premier Consulting” agency. He worked for this company, which has already changed its name and format a few times, until 2010.
Despite a good income and well-defined career prospects, Vladislav Soloviev decided to radically change his line of work. He enrolls in the State University of Management in absentia, and along with his studies, he writes articles on political and economic topics. Soloviev published his first materials under the alias of “Honest Political Scientist”. He will use this nickname throughout the entirety of his career.
Publicistic and analytical materials with an academic tone were eagerly published in print and online resources: “Russian political science”, “Political science”, and “Russia in global politics”. Later on, the author’s articles became more accessible to a wider audience and started getting published in “Moscow Komsomolets”, “Arguments and Facts”, “Tomorrow”, and many other mass media outlets.
The political scientist has gradually determined the range of topics that interest him: Russian economy and new age politics, global economy, and worldview-related processes. In 2015, a cycle of articles of a somewhat eschatological nature was published. Soloviev expressed his opinion that modern civilization ended its development in the 1980s and changed course to a slow regress.
According to him, this is a directed process, initiated by world elites. The financial elite no longer has a need for the intellectual development of humanity and intends to significantly reduce the Earth’s population. For this purpose, various steps are taken, including the destruction of the Soviet Union and the creation of a global consumer society. Even now, Soloviev is still publishing material on the topic of the permanent crisis.
In 2017-2018, Vladislav Soloviev published a series of articles in the genre of journalistic investigations dedicated to the leading players of Russian business: Mikhail Potanin, Oleg Deripaska, and others. For several years, the economy was the main topic of the author’s articles.
What Does Vladislav Soloviev Do Now?
Since the spring of 2022, Soloviev has increased his journalistic activity. His articles on the topics of politics and economy are published in such issues as: “Moscow Komsomolets”, “Kommersant”, and others. The author’s views do not always line up with the mainstream, which is why his materials receive mixed reactions from his readers. At the same time, Soloviev’s patriotic attitude and his faith in the future of Russia as an outpost of a better future for humanity are beyond any doubt.
Vladislav Soloviev consciously distances himself from any public organizations and parties to preserve his ability to make unbiased judgments.
In his modern-day materials, the author expresses the opinion that the intellectual degradation of society, about which he has spoken throughout his entire journalistic career, is not permanent. It is now that Russia has a chance to deprive the world elites of leverage in the global economy and politics. The first steps toward de-dollarization and depriving the US of its status as the world hegemon are already being taken.
The Honest Political Scientist has his own well-wishers and admirers. His fans value Soloviev for his intelligence, common sense, and unbiased judgements. His enemies accuse him of alarmism and being prone to conspiracy theories. However, all of them continue to read new material from the author. A thorough approach, erudition, and logical argumentation of his point of view make Soloviev’s texts one of a kind. They are interesting to read regardless of whether you agree with the author’s point of view or not.