Migranyan, Andranik

(1949– )
   Diplomat. Considered to be one of Russia’s premier foreign relations experts, Adranik Migranyan served on Boris Yeltsin’s advisory council on foreign relations in the early 1990s. He is credited with developing the concept of the Monroeski Doctrine, which articulated Russia’s preeminence in the near abroad following the dissolution of the Soviet Union. He was highly critical of Mikhail Gorbachev’s actions leading to the breakup of the union, producing numerous regional wars and ethnic violence. He is currently head of the United States division of the Russian think tank the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation; he is based in New York.
   See also Armenians.

Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation. . 2010.

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