Olivier Védrine


Olivier Védrine

29 March 2022

Olivier Védrine is a professor, journalist and former European Commission lecturer in the Team Europe expert network (2007-2014).

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian Democratic Club in France.

In 2023, he was awarded the academic distinction of Professor Honoris Causa by the National Polytechnic University of Dnipro (formerly Dnipropetrovsk).

He regularly appears on LCI, BFMTV, Franceinfo TV and foreign television channels, and writes for the Tribune de Genève.

Co-author of the book Goodbye Poutine

He was awarded the Academic Palms in 2022.

He was the editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of the "Revue Défense Nationale" (2010-2014) in Paris at the École Militaire, he stopped the Russian edition of the "Revue Défense Nationale" at the beginning of 2014 to protest against the annexation of Crimea. Political advisor on Ukraine for Henri Malosse the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (2013-2015) in Brussels. As a TV presenter, he has presented more than 150 TV programmes on national TV channels in Ukraine of his own political TV show in support of Ukraine and the European Union. A member of the Russian opposition, he is editor-in-chief of Russian Monitor, a Russian opposition internet newspaper, 500,000 unique visitors per month. He was awarded the title of Professor Honoris Causa by the International University of Kiev. Olivier Védrine received the Order of Saint Vladimir from the hands of Patriarch Philaret, Patriarchate of Kiev, an order rarely awarded to a foreigner.

He is or has been a speaker at various universities and institutions in France, Ukraine, Russia, Germany, Poland, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Romania, the Netherlands, Georgia and Portugal.

Some of his contributions:

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