My name is Eugene Ivanov. I was born in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, when Estonia was still part of the Soviet Union. In 1981, I received a Ph.D. in Genetics from St. Petersburg State University and for the next 20 years, I’ve been working in research labs in Russia, France, and the U.S. In 2003, I decided that I was done with science and went to work for a company specializing in open innovation and crowdsourcing. I live in Massachusetts and believe that one must protect the environment and Massachusetts Republicans.
Politics has always been my passion, and after splitting my adult life almost evenly between Russia and America, I’m keenly interested in how political decisions are made in both countries. Naturally, I’m concerned about the state of U.S.-Russia relations and want to see them improved.
Many men of my age go through what is routinely called a “mid-life crisis.” For some, it appears as acute interest in sport cars; for others, in young women. My mid-life crisis emerged as a realization that it wasn’t enough for me to just read, think and talk (to my wife) about politics. I felt that I must share my thoughts with other people. Hence this blog.