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Igor Rounov

Dr Igor Runov was born in Moscow ( Russia) in 1952. After graduating Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 1975 he joined USA and Canada Institute( USSR Academy of Sciences) where he received his Doctors Degree in International economics four years later. In the next twelve years he gained considerable international knowledge and experience working for the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Ministry of Foreign Relations in Russia and abroad. In the 90s Dr Runov contributed to development of Russia-US business relations in different capacities in New York and Moscow. In 2001- 2017 he worked as Under-Secretary General of a major nongovernmental International organization in Moscow, Geneva and New York.                                

Since 2018 he has been heading  International Centre of Transport Diplomacy in New York.

During his professional carrier Dr Runov imitated and implementated numerous international projects, including in cooperation with the United Nations Organization, wrote a number of books and dozens of articles in International media on global economic problems. He is an honorary member of different Academias and Societies. During the last ten years he is increasingly nvolved in filmmaking, video and internet industries. He produced and directed several documentary films which received international recognition and awards, developed a new concept-genre in musical video industry called VIE CLIPS.

In 2014 he authored the concept of “SovLandia” - a new revolutionary approach to creation of self organized and self developing virtual, internet based societies and states.