In 1998-2003 Mario Corti was director of Radio Liberty’s Russian Service. Previously he had been occupied with the subjects of Human Rights violations in the USSR, Soviet dissent and Samizdat as researcher and editor within the Samizdat Unit of RFE-RL. In more recent years he devoted himself to the study of Italian-Russian relations. His articles, essays and books in those fields have been published in Russian, English and Italian.