Konstantin Gaaze is a sociologist, and a journalist. His research and writing focus on Russian authoritarianism and bureaucracy, patronage networks within the Russian elite, and political economy.
From 2006 to 2008, Gaaze was an adviser to the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. In 2008, he left civil service and began his career as a journalist, working as a reporter and political columnist for Russian Newsweek and Slon.ru and as an editor for Moscow News, Interfax, and the news magazine Big City.
Since 2009, Gaaze’s work has been published in leading Russian media outlets, including Forbes.ru, Vedomosti, RBC, and Snob. He is also an instructor at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, where he teaches the history of theoretical sociology.
Since 2015, Konstantin Gaaze has continuously collaborated with the Carnegie Moscow Center. In 2017, he won the “Journalism as a Profession” award in the commentary category for his article “The Accidental Formation of Russia’s War Coalition,” published by Carnegie.ru.