Natalia Mironova, shown here with Rudy Hernandez during her Fall 2007 visit to Canoga Park, CA. (Click on photo to see Natalia and Rudy in front the F-1 rocket engine engine that stands in front of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's Canoga facility.)
Tell us about your connection to the In2:IN:
I live in Chelyabinsk, which is located near Ural Mountains
chain in the middle part of Russia.
Nuclear and chemical military productions add social and political spices, as well
as recent gatherings of the most authoritarian presidents of Asian countries in
this beautiful paradise for the huge "anti-terror" military game presentation.
Thus, been living here, you must be risk manager nature. It goes through all my life: engineer,
scientific researcher, social activist, regional representative, social
researcher, manager, Ph.D., author of the "heretical" social dynamics
What I am doing now? Now my scientific interest focuses on the promoting systems
approach to sociology of governance. I try to follow the wisdom of Russell Ackoff, and I try to
promote his vision through the Russian synergetic community. I translated and
published his article "Transforming the Systems Movement" on the well known
Sergey P. Kurdyumov web site in Russia. I published the book Social Dynamics:
Metamorphoses of Self-organization and Governance. More over, I am finishing
my new book The Role of Civil Actors in Modern State Governance. At the end of 2007, I will
run for the State Duma (Russian Congress) with Green Russia (a faction of the
political party "Apple"), which tries to bite the Russian governance
I visited Los Angeles in October 2006. I had been inspired by interconnections and Bill Bellows, who became
my friend. It is time to strengthen the interconnections of responsive and concerned
scientists and social actors of the entire World. The World Peace is under
cracking by Power Military Elites. Picture of such multi-cracking is more
visual from Russia:
Democratic institutions are under cracking; civil meanings are under cracking; human values are under cracking. Military values are strongly opposed to civil
values. It is time to save peace for our kids, including my own - a son and
daughter and one granddaughter.
Tell us about a recent "a-ha" moment:
It had happened when I interviewed Russell Ackoff and Jamshid Gharajedaghi in 2007. I remember the moment when I asked Jamshid
the last interview question: "Do you feel the organizational approach
constrains?" He quickly moved to his computer, did clicking and opened a file. No words,
only a picture - it was deepest answer what I received. A-HA!
What book(s) are you reading now?
The lovely book for me is Jamshid Gharajedaghi's Systems Thinking: Managing Chaos and Complexity.