Dr. Anatoly Reshetnikov

Dr. Anatoly Reshetnikov Assistant Professor of International Relations






Courses taught at WVPU

  • Research Methods & Perspectives
  • Methods of Political Inquiry
  • International Relations Seminar: Key Concepts of Russian Foreign Policy
  • Central and Eastern European Area Studies


  • PhD in Political Science, Central European University (2019)
  • MA in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University (2010)
  • Specialist in Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University (2009) 

Background and Facts

Anatoly Reshetnikov joined the International Relations Department at WVPU in December 2018. 

He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations of the Central European University (Hungary). He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University College London (UK) and Lund University (Sweden) and a grantee of the Swedish Institute, as well as the CEU Budapest Foundation. More recently, Reshetnikov has also been an Invited Lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Central European University, and Mathias Corvinus Collegium, all located in Budapest. He published in a number of academic journals including Security Dialogue, Demokratizatsiya, and Russian Politics. At the moment, he is working on his book on the evolution of Russian great power discourse from the XI century until the present day.

In addition, Reshetnikov’s research interests include identity politics, institutionalized political trolling, conceptual history, critical and linguistic approaches to social analysis, historical International Relations, interpretivist pedagogy, and Russia’s international politics. In the projects that are currently ongoing, he is researching the ‘trickster turn’ in Russian foreign policy, varying conceptions of national greatness, as well as the rhetorical foundations of politics and international relations.


  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Multiplicity All-Around: In Defence of Nomadic IR and its New Destination,” New Perspectives, Vol. 27, No. 3 (2019): 159-166.
  • Viatcheslav Morozov, Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Why Russia’s Strategic Deception Is Popular: The Cultural Appeal of the Trickster,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 554, December 2018.
  • Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Russia’s trolling complex at home and abroad,” in: Nicu Popescu and Stanislav Secrieru (eds), Hacks, Leaks and Disruptions: Russian Cyber Strategies (Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2018), pp. 25-32.
  • Xymena Kurowska and Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Neutrollization: industrialized trolling as a pro-Kremlin strategy of desecuritization,” Security Dialogue, Vol. 49(5) (2018): 345-363.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “What Does Russia Mean When It Talks Greatness?” E-International Relations, 20 May 2018.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Intervention as Virtue, Obligation and Moral Duty: The Meaning of Russia’s Rhetoric on Responsibility during Georgian and Crimean Crises”, Russian Politics, Vol. 2 Issue 2 (2017): 155-181.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Frozen Transition: Russia and Great Power Crisis Management”, New Perspectives, Vol 24. No.1 (2016): 103-108.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “‘Great Projects’ Politics in Russia: History’s Hardly Victorious End”, Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Spring, 2011): 151-175.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Religion, Tyranny and Their Contraposition as Framing and Retaining Factors for the Effect of Social System in Kurt Vonnegut’s Novel ‘Cat’s Cradle’,” in: V.V. Barabanov et al. (eds), Gertsenovskiye Chteniya 2008. Aktualnye problemy sotsialnykh nauk (Saint-Petersburg, 2008) – in Russian.
  • Anatoly Reshetnikov, “Semeiological Problems: Postmodernism and Deconstruction of Jacques Derrida,” in: Izvestiya: Human Sciences, No. 2 (2007) – in Russian.