Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University, Professor.
Graduated from Leningrad State University (LSU). Holds a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy. Doctor of Sciences (Sociology), professor.
Worked as sociologist: senior researcher; deputy director of the LSU Social Communications Institute for Comprehensive Social Research; director of the SPSU Center for Humanities Research and Social Prognosis. Assistant professor of the Faculty of Sociology (SPSU).
Currently holds several positions at SPSU: Chair of Comparative Sociology of the Faculty of Sociology, Dean of the Faculty of Sociology, Director of the Centre for German and European Studies, Vice-Rector for Research.
Chairman of the Russian Sociological Society named after M.M. Kovalevsky. Vice-President of the Russian Sociological Association. Member of the International Sociological Association.
Deputy Chairman of the editorial board of the Vestnik St. Petersburg University journal, member of editorial boards of several Russian academic journals on social sciences.
Author of books, academic articles and textbooks on sociology and cultural anthropology.
Academic focus: studies of ethnicity, social and cultural anthropology, and inter-cultural communications.
Recipient of honorific titles.
Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal 36 (35%) Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions 27 (26%) While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution 22 (21%) Armed conflict still cannot be avoided 12 (12%) Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region 4 (4%) Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea 2 (2%)