Olena Snigyr

Olena Snigyr is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and a Senior Fellow in the Eurasia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Till May, 2022, she was responsible for communication and international cooperation of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance, where she continues to coordinate the project of the Virtual Museum of Russian Aggression

From 2001 to 2017 Olena has been working at the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine (NISS). Headed the Foreign Policy Department in NISS in 2008-2011 and the Sector of Europe in the Foreign Policy Department in 2011-2013. In 2015-2017 she was a chief consultant in the Research Center for Russian Federation Problems in NISS. Later in 2018-2019 she worked as a leading specialist in the Center for International Studies at Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.

Her most recent publications include analysis of Russian strategic narratives, Russia’s foreign policy, specifically its interventionism and undisclosed methods of influence, the role of historical memory in Russian foreign policy, security issues in Europe, the latest developments in Ukrainian foreign policy, and perspectives on the development of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.