The formation of democratic institutions in all countries was and is accompanied by resistance from the authorities. Andrei Piontkovsky is dedicated to strengthening democracy in Russia.
Each family has its own large and small traditions. Piontkovsky Andrei Andreevich (publicist) was born on June 30, 1940 in Moscow. The boy's grandfather was once a well-known criminal lawyer in Russia. Father is a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, a legal scholar in the field of general theory of law. According to the logic of succession, Andrei was destined to continue the family tradition and take up jurisprudence. There were no obstacles or prohibitions on this score.
The child grew up in an intellectual environment. I learned to read early. At school, his favorite subject was mathematics. When the time came to choose a profession, Andrei decided to get a specialized education at the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University. In 1962 he received a diploma and went to work at the Institute for Systems Analysis of the Academy of Sciences. Three years later he defended his Ph. D. thesis. He has written over a hundred articles and monographs on the principles of managing various systems.
On the political front
For ten years, Piontkovsky was engaged in the creation of dynamic information models together with foreign colleagues. His scientific career developed progressively. However, in the 90s, after the collapse of the country, Soviet science sharply lost ground. The famous scientist by that time was out of work. According to the law of conservation and transformation of energy, Andrei Andreevich directed all unspent forces into the mainstream of political activity. He began to write articles and essays in which he sharply criticized the current government.
In 2004, journalist Piontkovsky joined the Yabloko party. Two years later, he published his book entitled "The Unloved Country". Some independent experts noted a high level of text expression and a superficial approach to the analysis of complex social processes. The prosecutor's office of the Russian Federation considered the book to be extremist. However, the court dropped all charges against the author. In 2010, Andrei Andreevich, quite naturally, was among the authors and signers of the opposition's appeal to the people "Putin must leave."
Overly active political activity is fraught with sad consequences. The Federal Security Service responded to the various publications and speeches by Piontkovsky on the air of the Echo of Moscow radio station. Operatives conducted a search and seized materials containing incitement to extremism. Piontkovsky considered the best way out to leave Russia for the United States.
Two words can be said about the personal life of a scientist and a politician. Piontkovsky is legally married. The husband and wife raised two children. There is no exact information about the grandchildren.