Nikita Lomagin is Professor of World Economy at St. Petersburg State University and Academic Director of ENERPO at European University at St. Petersburg. He was Deputy Dean and Associate Professor at the School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University in 1994-98. He graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of History (1986), and accomplished his degree in Law (1997). He obtained his Doctor of Science degree from St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2005. He has been a research fellow at the University of Michigan Law School, GSPIA (U. of Pittsburgh), the Finnish Institute of International Relations, the Kennan Institute, and the postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He has published widely on Soviet history, contemporary Russian foreign policy and international organization. He is author of chapters in volumes such as Russia. Re-emerging Great Power (2005), Dimensions of Security under Putin (2007), A Resurgent Russia and the West (2009), Russia’s Encounter with Globalization (2011), Russian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century (2011), Russia and European Security (2012). He is coauthor of The Leningrad Blockade, 1941-1944. A New Documentary History From the Soviet Archives (Yale U. Press, 2012).