Scientific Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology.
Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). RAS Full Member. Doctor of Sciences in History, professor.
Worked as Dean of the History and Philology Faculty of the Magadan Pedagogical University. Researcher of the Institute of General History of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Scientific secretary of the History Department of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Deputy Director of the Institute of Ethnography. Minister of Nationalities of the Russian Federation (1992).
Since 1989, Director of the RAS Miklukho-Maklai Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology.
Vice-President of the International union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. President of the Russian Association of Anthropologists and Ethnologists. Member of the RF Civic Chamber, Chairman of the Commission on Tolerance and Freedom of Conscience.
Author of academic papers and books.
Academic focus: ethnic theory; ethnic processes in the post-Soviet region; Native Americans.
Laureate of the RF State Award in the Field of Science and Technology.
Recipient of state awards.
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%)