Elena Vartanova is Dean and Chair in Media Theory and Economics at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Full Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education. Her research focuses on Russian media system, media economics, media theory, and journalism in Russia. Dr. Vartanova has published more than 200 research articles and 10 academic monographs, including Post-Soviet Transformations of Russian Mass Media and Journalism (2014). Recently she also contributed chapters to Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World, edited by D. C. Hallin & P. Mancini (2012), and Mapping BRICS Media, edited by K. Nordenstreng & D. K. Thussu (2015). She is a president of the National Association for Media Researchers (NAMMI) Dr. Vartanova is also the editor of several academic journals: Medi@lmanac, MediaScope, and MediaTrends. Member of the Presidential Council on the Russian Language. Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists. Member of different international organizations: ICA, IAMCR, ECREA, EMMA, IMMA, Euromedia Research Group.