IGF 2022 High-Level Track
Ms. Bella Cherkesova
Ms. Bella Cherkesova was born on September 4, 1985 in the city of Vereya, Naro-Fominsk District, Moscow Region.
In 2008 she graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
From 2008 to 2012, she worked in various positions in the press service of the Russian government.
Since July 2012, she held the positions of Advisor to the Department for External Information Activities, Deputy Head of the Department of Partner Programs, Head of the Department of Partner Programs, Head of the Department of Media Development of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation for Public Relations and Communications.
On October 23, 2020, by order of the government, she was appointed Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. Cherkasova will oversee the media industry and the Internet. Previously, this area was under the jurisdiction of Alexei Volin, who worked as deputy minister for eight years.
According to the order of the Ministry of Digital Affairs of the Russian Federation of December 2020, Bella Mukharbievna Cherkesova, as Deputy Minister of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation, is responsible for developing state policy in the field of mass communications and media, publishing and printing activities, protecting children from information harmful to their development. She also coordinates the work of the Department of Public Policy in the field of media.