Professor, European University at St Petersburg
Ph.D. in Political Sciences, professor of European University at Saint-Petersburg and University of Helsinki.
He is the author and/or coauthor of more than 20 books, author of more than 150 research articles on the problems of internal policy and state government in post-Soviet countries published in the leading international magazines and publications. He was awarded by the Russian Association of Political Science and the Russian Society of Sociologist for the best research articles. He was the inviting professor at the Central European University, Texas University in Austin and Pennsylvania State University. He is the associate science editor of Russian Politics.