Condé Nast first came to Russia in 1998. Within only six months, its first president, Bernd Runge, built a talented and creative young team that published the first issue of Russian Vogue next fall. Many of those who worked on the magazine made brilliant careers, most of them in Condé Nast.

Anita Gigovskaya

Karina Dobrotvorskaya

Anita Gigovskaya, who started as assistant to Editor-in-Chief and then was promoted to senior editor for Vogue, worked as deputy editor-in-chief for AD in 2002, and only a year later started a marketing department in Condé Nast Russia and then successfully launched Russian Glamour in 2004. After a short break she came back to the company as director of the Digital Department and, in March 2011, was assigned vice president and commercial director of the company. Since 2013, she has been President and CEO of Condé Nast Russia.

Karina Dobrotvorskaya, her predecessor in this post, was President and Editorial Director for Brand Development at Condé Nast International. She remained Editorial Director for Condé Nast Russia and also began her brillian career in Vogue which she joined in 1998 as Arts and Culture editor. Four years later, she was already at the helm of AD and soon became Editorial Director for Condé Nast Russia. In 2008, she was appointed president of the publishing house. Karina Dobrotvorskaya made a decision to leave the company in June, 2021.

Condé Nast started operating in Russia in 1998 and now successfully publishes seven magazines (Vogue, GQ, GQ Style, Tatler, Glamour, Glamour Style Book, AD) with a total readership of over 2 200 000 people, six websites (,,,,, and five digital applications with a total readership of over 8 million persons per month.