Dr. Artem V. Bondarenko is the Founding President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Space Law (IASL). He graduated with honors from the Military University under the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation where he eventually obtained his Ph.D. He later graduated with honors from the Institute of Space Technologies at the Peoples’ Friendship University (RUDN) earning a master of space management and business administration.

A retired colonel of the Russian Armed Forces and Federal Penitentiary Service, he has shown excellence throughout his illustrious career. His NATO Medal for Kosovo Force (KFOR), a sign of recognition from Russia’s most storied geopolitical archrival, just proves how good he was in building camaraderie across multinational contingents in the war-torn land of former Yugoslavia.

Col. Artem V. Bondarenko became the chief ideologist, principal designer, and first commander of the Russian MOD Linguistic Center, an analog of the United States Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) at the Presidio of Monterey, California. He retired from the Public Service in 2017 after spending almost 25 years on active duty.

A war veteran, he has now become an integral part of international formation protecting human rights and democracy around the world. His leadership inspires people from all over the globe to get united standing guard over the rule of law in outer space.

Bondarenko is on the Council of The Off-World Approach.