At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Maria Kolesnikova

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:

a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):

b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

EURALO Individual member (Russia)

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):

d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?

ccNSO (since 2008) UASG Coordination Working Group (since 2019) UASG Communication Working Group (since 2019, Chair 2020-2021) Universal Acceptance CIS-EE Local Initiative, Chair (since 2019)

e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ

5) Please identify your current position(s):

Project Owner, Chief Analyst

6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Marketing, research&development and project management at ccTLD Registry. Leading of a local project on Universal Acceptance, IDN and EAI implementation - Поддерживаю.РФ. I am also serve as a Chair of Regional Coordination Group on Universal Acceptance in CIS and Eastern European countries (UA CIS-EE Local Initiative) and a Chair of Russian Working Group on Universal Acceptance.

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:

9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

Regional Coordination Group on Universal Acceptance in CIS and Eastern European countries, Chair

Russian Working Group on Universal Acceptance, Chair

11) Additional information (optional):

I has been working for Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ as a head of pr&marketing, external relations and project lead since 2007, managed various regional and local industry and Internet Governance events in Russia and Eastern Europe.

I have been involved in IDN/UA Programs since 2007: participated in the Fast Track Process for delegation of Cyrillic ccTLD .РФ in 2008-2009; worked on applications for several New gTLDs during the first round of ICANN New gTLD Program, including an IDN New gTLD, in 2012-2013; Ex-Chair of UASG Communications Working Group (2020-2021); have served as a Chair of Regional Coordination Group on Universal Acceptance in CIS and Eastern European countries and a Chair of Russian Working Group on Universal Acceptance since 2019.

A speaker/presenter at numerous conferences, including WSIS Forum, Global IGF, Eurodig and other regional/national IGFs, regular ICANN meetings,  CENTR and APTLD workshops, Eastern European DNS Forum, Eurasia Network Operators’ Group conferences, RIPE NCC regional meetings, TLDCON, etc.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)