RBC sources reported that Goreslavsky would head the IRI in early November. According to a source close to the Kremlin, Goreslavsky will have to tackle “the emergence of new pro-government quality content.”
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IRI has existed since 2015. It was founded by the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC), the Foundation for the Development of Internet Initiatives (IIDF), the Media Communication Union, the Regional Public Center for Internet Technologies (ROCIT) with the support of the presidential administration. The organization calls its task “building a discussion platform for the Internet and media industry, conducting industry research, as well as establishing a dialogue between the industry and the government.”
Goreslavsky worked at Rambler Group: in 2014 he became the head of Lenta.ru, replacing Galina Timchenko, and in 2016 he took over as executive director for media at Rambler.
In 2018, Goreslavsky took the post of deputy head of the presidential department for public projects, where he oversaw, among other things, Internet companies, and became the general director of the Dialogue ANO, created by the Moscow government. ANO was established in November 2019 as a center for monitoring and analyzing the effectiveness of feedback from Muscovites. Then Dialogue’s work was expanded to the federal level – the organization is responsible for the development of digital feedback platforms with citizens throughout the country.