Aleksandr Bezgodov

General Director of the Planetary Development Institute

Bezgodov was born in 1960 in Vologda Region (USSR, Russia). He holds his first degree from the Friedrich Engels Leningrad Institute of Soviet Commerce, now the St Petersburg State University of Trade and Economics. He held high administrative positions in retail and procurement in Archangelsk Region, Russia and between 1989 and 1993 in Germany. In 1999, he received a Ph.D. in Political Science from St Petersburg State University. His thesis focused on entrepreneurship in modern Russia. He worked for organisations engaged in developing parliamentarism, democracy and civil society. In 2005, he received the degree of Doctor of Economics from St Petersburg State University. His post-doc thesis was related to the market mechanisms of implementing the Concept of Sustainable Development. He co-operated actively with Prof. Mikhail Zalikhanov, who is a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Bezgodov established the non-profit research organization The Planetary Project, which is an associate member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Since its inception, the Planetary Project research centre has published five collective monographs on global economic, environmental and social processes. In 2006, Prof. Bezgodov was made a Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Research and Development company BIURS, which is engaged in developing and implementing innovation solutions in the petrochemical industry. He is the author of over fifty scholarly publications. His research interests include: macroeconomics, the Concept of Sustainable Development, sociology and globalism. His monograph “Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony” sets out a scholarly approach to solving current global problems involving global human unification with the intention to save our planet for present and future generations. The Planetary Project Concept proposes a harmonious global development model based on integrated economic and rent revenues from the use of resources held in planetary ownership.

Publications on website

Does the world need altruists?


Why should a person be virtuous? Planetary ethics, which combines moral principles with behavioral guidance for the current and future generations, holds answers to this question. Virtue is not only the absence of vices, but also the work that helps people overcome obstacles in the pursuit of happiness. Therefore, it is an integral part of highly moral human behavior. The external source of morality is the life of a person in the company of the person’s own kind. The internal source includes the person’s values and ideals that he or she has developed over life. But, again, various factors and circumstances have an impact on this process...

Нравственная философия русского космизма как предтеча планетарной этики


Планетарная этика – это уникальный в своей радикальности и категоричности продукт Планетарного проекта. Ее предтеча и духовная основа – это наследие русского космизма, в котором обнаружилось удивительное созвучие философии Планетарного проекта.

Nikita Moiseev’s ideas in the perspective of the harmony of world development


Nikita Nikolaevich Moiseev can be called one of the greatest humanists of our time, along with his other outstanding compatriots Dmitry Likhachev, Dmitry Sakharov, and Sergei Kapitsa. Running through all his teachings is the idea that a consistent synthesis of technology and morality can be made part of mankind’s fighting for the future of the planet including the organic intelligent life it nourishes. He considered modernity a transitional period, full of risks and challenges threatening the survival of the biosphere at the backdrop of a growing anthropogenic pressure...

Planetary rent: a radical economic innovation


Global problems are a curse of the world today. They include international terrorism, climate change, impoverishment of large groups of population and the depletion of natural resources. To date, the global community has made little progress in addressing these global challenges. This is despite the continued work of global institutions, the adoption of the doctrine of sustainable development, and the signing of the Kyoto Protocol. The problem is that there is no global anti–crisis management policy that would involve a plan of addressing global issues, a consolidated budget, and a single management center.

Intellectual Vector of World Economic Development


The world economy is largely a euphemism that masks the basic problem of the global world which consists of markedly uneven markets, social and technological disparities in national economies’ development levels, capital-output ratios and competitiveness. In its direct sense, the concept of the world economy is justified only to the extent that global trade and global logistics exist, which in turn are limited by a number of economically subjective factors.

Meaning and Basis of Planetary Integration


At the beginning of the 21st century, people feel united as never before but also, paradoxically, they feel disunited at the same time! Having found ourselves on the brink of self-destruction, we perceive with a varying degree of conscious awareness the need to unite in the face of unseen threats. At the same time, we are divided by serious disagreements based on divergent interests, values and ambitions.

Основная проблема антропоцена в свете идей планетарности и управляемой эволюции


Антропоценом называют эпоху наступления окончательного господства человека над природой, некоего звездного часа раскрытия сути человека как субъекта геологической истории. Учение об антропоцене весьма созвучно и близко философии космистов и, в особенности, В.И. Вернадского. Однако в рамках этой чрезвычайно модной сейчас темы сами толкователи антропоцена указывают на ряд серьезнейших угроз, которую несет и уже принесла эта эпоха, начавшаяся в середине прошлого века.

Planetary Project: Identifying Funding Sources for Global Causes


Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony discussed basic principles of a new human civilization and a new economic system.