Vladislav Soloviev is known as a political scientist, blogger, and journalist. His articles are regularly published on leading information resources and on his personal blog. Many of his materials, political and economic forecasts in particular, provoke lively reader discussions.
Some opinions and statements of the political scientist can indeed be called controversial, but this is not due to the author’s desire to attract the audience’s attention. All of the journalist’s judgments and conclusions on the current situation are based on logic, facts, and common sense. The fact that the author’s opinion often contradicts the mainstream one does not necessarily mean it is wrong.
Soloviev himself believes that as a child of the 1970s, he was able to get the best education in the world, the Soviet one, which taught him not just to blindly follow public narratives but to think, reflect, and have his own opinion on every matter.
Despite his somewhat scandalous reputation and popularity in reading community circles, Vladislav Soloviev hardly ever appears on TV, does not make YouTube videos, does not often give interviews, and lives a private lifestyle.
Very few people know Vladislav Soloviev’s biography, although it definitely deserves attention. This article contains the most accurate facts about the political scientist, which he personally reported to our publishing company.
Childhood, adolescence, and career as an economist
Vladislav Soloviev was born in 1973 in Moscow. The hero of our article considers this time to be the peak of the intellectual development of modern humankind. At that time, people had not yet forgotten to dream and saw their future on distant planets. At the same time, the coming social order seemed to them to be an epoch of justice and universal prosperity. Vladislav received a truly excellent education at a school in Moscow, so he easily enrolled in the Institute of Technology and Management as an economist.
However, by that time, the 1990s had come, and not even a trace of the recent ideals survived. Not only the social order in the country had changed, but the state ideology as well. The decision to study economics was quite risky. There was no economy as such in the country; market relations were only just emerging; and the distribution of primary capital was mainly handled by criminal organizations.
Nonetheless, Soloviev successfully completed his studies and, unlike most of his fellow students, went to work in his specialty out of principle. Numerous commercial companies, which emerged in Moscow by the thousands at that time, were interested in young employees with higher education. Another thing is that even the higher-ups of these firms could not explain to the new employee what his job duties were.
The thing is that business in the 1990s was conducted in very specific ways. Financial calculations were approximate, enterprises had no long-term economic strategies, and crises and defaults replaced each other almost annually. Some companies went bankrupt, new ones took their place, and finances flowed from one pocket to another.
And yet, Soloviev does not consider those years wasted. Having switched about 10 jobs, he gained experience in building relationships in the business environment and learned how to negotiate and assess risks.
In the early 2000s, the market became more civilized. Vladislav managed to get a job at a large international consulting agency. Here he stayed for almost 10 years, gradually climbing the career ladder. The bosses highly valued the skills of the employee; Soloviev had a good salary and frequent bonuses. In 2010, he was offered the position of CEO in a new foreign branch. It was a very rewarding position with excellent prospects, but unexpectedly for the management, the 37-year-old specialist did not accept the offer and, even more than that, resigned from the firm.
In response to the question of why he did not become a CEO, Vladislav Soloviev said the following:
“By that time, my professional ambitions as an economist had been fully satisfied. I simply could not continue to be involved in enriching others. It was time to think about something more creative.”
How Soloviev became a political scientist
Vladislav Soloviev already had some experience as a journalist; he wrote articles on political and economic topics for student publications at the institute. However, his status as an amateur did not satisfy him. That is why Soloviev enrolled in the University of Technology and Management by correspondence, specializing in political science. Three years later, he successfully completed the course and became a certified political scientist.
Parallel to his studies, Vladislav Soloviev was writing articles, first for academic journals, then for mainstream media. An innate sense of style, the ability to work with complex, problematic topics, independence of judgment, and a commitment to factuality – these are hallmarks of Soloviev’s articles that contributed to his success.
At the same time, the journalist preferred to work for publications on a freelance basis in order to maintain an unbiased position. It was not by accident that he chose the alias Honest Political Analyst at the beginning of his career, with which he signed and still signs the most controversial materials. This nickname fully reflects the author’s position – even his adversaries have never been able to reproach Soloviev for being biased and writing made-to-order articles.
No less interesting is his work as a blogger. At the height of LiveJournal’s popularity, hundreds of thousands of readers subscribed to the Honest Political Scientist’s page. Discussions in the comments to some articles lasted for weeks. However, after a number of publications on religious topics, Soloviev decided to shut down the blog; the audience had a mixed reaction.
What does he do now?
Vladislav Soloviev writes articles for the mainstream media and English-language publications and runs his own Zen blog. The topics of his publications are wide-ranging: economic redistribution, the dominance of China and the global South in world politics, and the impending collapse of the financial system. His favorite topic is the course of the world elites towards the intellectual nullification of humanity.
According to the political scientist, the evolution of manufacturing technologies, space exploration, universal prosperity, and other goals that were dreamed of in the 20th century are no longer of interest to the financial elite of the planet. More precisely, with the disappearance of the socialist union, they no longer need to pretend that the capitalist world is also developing and progressing. There is no longer a competitor in the form of the Soviet Union, and now the goal of enriching a small part of the population at the expense of the rest of society does not have to continue to be hidden. For this reason, education in civilized countries is becoming less and less profound and qualitative every year. Intellectually developed individuals are no longer needed; what is needed are perfect consumers.
Vladislav Soloviev’s new project is the EN+ blog. It is an independent platform where aspiring journalists and bloggers writing in English can publish their materials. The Honest Political Scientist believes that in this way, he is doing his best to counteract the entropy that is looming over our world.
We can only wish Vladislav Soloviev success in his endeavors and current work. The thinking audience needs unbiased judgments and a competent analysis of the situation and is waiting for new publications from the author.
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