Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.
Maxim Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.
Before joining Carnegie in 2015, Samorukov worked for the independent news website Slon.ru for five years. He started as a correspondent and then became an editor and international columnist, covering topics including Russian foreign policy, Eastern Europe and its relations with Russia, Balkans, the European economic crisis, Latin America, and the challenges of transitioning to democracy.
Samorukov worked as an analyst at Russian Polis magazine, covering the development of the insurance markets in Central and Eastern Europe from 2008–2009. Prior to that, he was a broker at National Trade Bank.
Moscow has opted for a low-cost, opportunistic approach in the Western Balkans that shifts most of the burden to local actors.