Anton Shekhovtsov is Director of the Centre for Democratic Integrity (Austria), Senior Fellow at the Free Russia Foundation (USA), an expert at the European Platform for Democratic Elections (Germany), and Associate Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Sweden). His main area of expertise is the European far right, Russian malign influence in Europe, and illiberal trends in Central and Eastern Europe. He is the author of the Russian language book New Radical Right-Wing Parties in European Democracies (ibidem-Verlag, 2011) and the book Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir (Routledge, 2017).