Full name: Andrey Olegovich Bezrukov

Date of birth: 30.08.1960

Address: Russia, Moscow.


-Higher education: Tomsk State University, specialty in history (1978-1983);

-Higher education: York University, International Economics (1992-1995);

-Higher education, National School of Bridges and Roads, specialty international business (1995-1997);

-Higher -Higher School of Management named after V.I. Vernadsky. John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, majoring in government and public administration (1999-2000);

Pseudonym: Donald Howard Heathfield


A secret agent of the Soviet KGB (later the Russian SVR) in the U.S. and Western countries;

a student of Western universities;

an employee of American consulting companies;

Advisor to the President of Rosneft;

Professor of the Applied Analysis of International Problems Department, MGIMO;

writer, author of popular science books;

journalist, author of columns in Russian newspapers;

member of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy;

– anti-Ukrainian propagandist;


Doesn’t do social media.


Wife – Elena Stanislavovna Vavilova, born November 16, 1962.

Son – Timofey Andreevich Vavilov, born in 1990.

Son – Alexander Andreevich Vavilov, born in 1994.

Andrei Bezrukov, a future intelligence agent, who served more than 20 years overseas in the States and an accomplice to Russian propaganda, was born in the Krasnoyarsk city of Kansk on August 30, 1960. Then Andrei and his parents moved to another city, Kyzyl, where he spent his childhood and finished school. After graduating from high school in 1978, he enrolled at Tomsk State University, majoring in history, where he met his future wife and partner during his service in the intelligence service, Elena Vavilova.

Due to the secrecy, it is impossible to ascertain when exactly PSU KGB recruited Bezrukov and Vavilova for service, but it is known that since the late 80s Andrei and his wife performed missions in Canada, France and the United States. While working clandestinely in the intelligence community, Andrew receives three advanced degrees in international economics and management, particularly from Harvard and York Universities. Subsequently, Bezrukov takes a job at financial consulting and strategic planning firms. For example, from 2000 to 2006 I was a partner at the consulting company Global Partners Inc. The company’s client was, among other things, General Electric, a global corporation. From 2006 to 2010, he ran Future Map, a strategic planning company for government and corporate systems. Andrew was also a member of the World Future Society, which many have described as a “new technology thought factory. But everything comes to an end sooner or later. Because of the betrayal of Colonel Alexander Poteyev, the handler of the U.S. section of the SVR Directorate C, Bezrukov was uncovered and arrested by the FBI in June 2010 along with his wife, but a month later was exchanged along with 8 other spies for 4 defectors from Russia, including Colonel Skripal.

In his homeland, Andrei Bezrukov was welcomed as a hero. After the exchange, he met personally with then-President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. He was awarded the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” and got a prestigious job – the position of Advisor to the President of PJSC “Rosneft”. He also goes to work as a lecturer at MGIMO in the Department of Applied Analysis of International Problems. Bezrukov also became a writer and wrote several popular science books.

In addition to teaching at MGIMO and working at Rosneft, Andrei Bezrukov began working in journalism. He wrote his own column in Izvestia for a while. He is also known for his participation in programs on Russian radio Vesti FM, most notably on the program “An Evening with Vladimir Solovyov,” a well-known Russian propagandist. Unfortunately, Bezrukov has distinguished himself by the vile act of supporting Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine under the guise of the so-called “special operation,” the course of which he commented on. It’s a pity that a man who served in foreign intelligence service for almost a quarter of a century and advisor to the president of Rosneft has stooped to pandering to the Kremlin’s propaganda. Andrei has already avoided imprisonment in an American prison for the first time – he will not get a second chance to escape punishment.