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Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Ecuador)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (LABEL (Brazil)
Ajman University of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Royal Holloway, University of London (United Kingdom)
Grenoble Ecole de Management (France)
VimpelCom Group (Netherlands)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (Korea (Rep. of))
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Argentina)
Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina)
National Law University Delhi (India)
Universitaria Agustiniana (Colombia)
Hubei University (China)
Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas (Colombia)
Institut Mines-Télécom (France)
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia)
Kyung Hee University (Korea (Rep. of))
University College of Bahrain (Bahrain)
State University of Telecommunication (Ukraine)
N-SOFT Technology SA (Mali)
Romanian Maritime Training Centre - CERONAV (Romania)
Kuwait Telecommunication Company (VIVA) (Kuwait)
Centre de Recherche en Numérique de Sfax (Tunisia)
Fondazione Ugo Bordoni (Italy)
Colegio de Ingenieros Mecánicos y Electricistas, A.C. (Mexico)
Gallaudet University (United States)
Axon Partners Group Consulting (Spain)
Higher Colleges of Technology (United Arab Emirates)
ADD International (Bangladesh)
Lodz University of Technology (Poland)
China International Telecommunication Construction Corporati (China)
World University of Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Aarhus University - Department of Engineering (Denmark)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep.)
Instituto Especializado de Estudios Superiores Loyola (Dominican Rep.)
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (Korea (Rep. of))
Centro Internacional de Investigación Científica en Telecomu (Ecuador)
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Bournemouth University (United Kingdom)
The University of Zambia School of Natural Sciences (Zambia)
Bharat Broadband Network Limited (India)
The Walt Disney Company (United States)
Mastercard Worldwide (United States)
Panasonic Corporation (Japan)
Sultan Qaboos University (Oman)
Iran University of Science & Technology (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Agence Ivoirienne de Gestion des Fréquences (AIGF) (Côte d



Coordination Center for TLD.RU

Country code top level domain RU exists from April 7, 1994 which is recorded in Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) ccTLD database. While Internet evolved in Russia rapidly, Internet community conducted a challenging work of establishing newly structured administrative authority responsible for RU naming assignment policy coordination. In 2001 Coordination Center for TLD RU was founded by Regional Non-profit Center for Internet Technologies (ROCIT), Internet Providers' Union, Russian Association for Networks and Services, and Russian Institute for Public Networks. Coordination Center for TLD RU performs naming authority function under RU since 2002, including domain registration policy development, accrediting registrars and investigation of perspective projects for RU top-level domain, while Russian Institute for Public Networks performs technical functions for RU to ensure stability of its operation.

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ITU Global DirectoryCoordination Center for TLD.RU
Mr. Andrey Kolesnikov
Andrei Kolesnikov began his career in the field of telecommunications in 1988 being engaged in public initiatives on launching telecommunications bridges between the USSR and the USA.

As a telecommunications engineer in the joint venture of All-Union Research Institute of Applied Automatic Systems (AUIAAS) and "San-Francisco-Moscow Teleport" (SFMT), in 1991, he introduced an e-mail system with direct terminal access and internet channel connecting computers of AUIAAS and research networks in the USA. In 1992, this system became the part of national e-mail system that united Demos, Relcom, Glasnet and other internet service providers.

In 1993, Andrei Kolesnikov was among the 8 representatives of the internet service providers who signed an agreement, which led to the delegation of country code top level domain .RU.

In 1994, Andrei Kolesnikov participated in development of the first license for telematics, and in 1995, he led the launch of the first Russian mass internet service "Russia-On-Line". ROL was the largest internet dial-up access service provider in Russia with access services deployed in more than 80 cities nationwide.

In 2000, Andrei Kolesnikov represented Russia in ECOSOC where he participated in development of the first international concept on information and communications technologies subsequently adopted by the leaders of G8 countries in Okinawa as "Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society.”

From 2005 to 2009 Andrei Kolesnikov was a Council member of Coordination Center for TLD RU, Russian national registry. He served as deputy media director of VympelCom, the Russian telecom giant. Since March 2009, Andrei Kolesnikov has become CEO of Coordination Center for TLD RU.

Andrei Kolesnikov is a recognized expert and internet activist, and a "Runet veteran.” He is a member of program and expert committees of major Russian internet forums and conferences. In 2010, he became one of initiators of launching Euro-Asian Network Operators Group (ENOG).

At the international level, Andrei Kolesnikov advocates Russia’s more active engagement in governance and development of the Internet, represents interests of Russian internet community and regularly contributes to international conferences and global forums, such as IGF, ICANN, RIPE, CENTR, APTLD, ITU meetings, and others. In 2009, Andrey Kolesnikov was elected to gNSO Board and became the first Russian expert who joined ICANN’s governing bodies.