Yevgenia M. Albats is Editor-in-Chief & CEO of the Russian political weekly The New Times. She is also an anchor with the Echo Moskva broadcasting and a recipient of several journalism awards worldwide.
She received the Golden Pen Award in 1989, the highest journalism honor in the then-Soviet Union. She was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 1990 and a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1993.
Albats is the author of 4 books, including The State Within A State: KGB and Its Hold on Russia. Past, Present and Future (Germany 1991, Russia 1992, United States UK, France & other countries 1994–1995), The Jewish Question (1995), Russian Bureaucracy: The Politics of Accommodation (2004).
Albats has a PhD in political science from Harvard University. She has lectured at many universities in the US and Europe, including Yale University . She was a permanent professor at the National University -- The Higher School of Economics in Moscow in 2004–2011, where she taught causes on bureaucracy, institutional theory of a state and theory of political regimes.