Born 23.10.1953. Ph.D. in Philosophy, specialist on religions, one of the outstanding specialists around the world on research for the church-state relations in Russia in the XXth century.
Political – Social Activities
Advisor to the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, 1994-2004.
Carried out the responsibilities of the Chairman of the expert-consulting council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation on issues of the liberty of consciousness.
Member of the Committee of the religious unions affairs of the Government of the Russian Federation .
Member of the expert council of the Ministry of Justice etc.
Advisor to the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy since 1994 seated in Athens , Greece .
Founder (1995 ) and President of the International Foundation of the Union of the Orthodox nations, the Trustee Council of which is under the auspices of the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and all Russians, Alexiy II, starting from the founding date.
Professor at the chair of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the Philosophy Faculty of the Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov.
Saratov State University , Ph.D.in history, defended a thesis in Moscow State University after M.V.Lomonosov “The problems of the state-religious relations in Russia in the XXth century”, 1994.
Awarded by many high awards of the Russian Orthodox Church and memorable awards of local Orthodox Churches around the world and a number of countries.
Books and Publications
“Illusions and dogmas”, Moscow , 1991
“Is the assault of the heavens abolished? “, Moscow, 1992
“Post-perestroika: a constrained conscience.” Moscow, 1992
“The agony of the evil. The end of the “peace project”” Moscow, 1995
“Thorny path to the lively dialogue”. Moscow,1999 and others.