Areas of expertise: Russia; Russia’s foreign policy towards Ukraine and Poland; political transformation in central and eastern Europe
Languages: Russian, English, Polish, Ukrainian
Igor Gretskiy joined the Estonian Foregin Policy Institute at the ICDS as a research fellow in July 2022.
Previously, after successfully applying for the Tallinn Scholarship, in January-June 2022 Dr Gretskiy was affiliated with ICDS as a visiting fellow. The main goal of the scholarship is to develop cooperation between ICDS and research institutions in the CIS countries, Georgia, and Ukraine.
Up until spring 2022, Dr Gretskiy was an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. In 2012-2014, he headed the Rectorate’s International Office at the University’s Smolny Campus.
His research interests are mainly focused on Russia’s foreign policy towards Ukraine and Poland, and on political transformation in central and eastern Europe. Dr Gretskiy has frequently authored op-eds and provided expert commentary to the media on major political developments in the region.
In 2009, he received a Cand. of Sc. degree in History of International Relations and Foreign Policy.