Head of the Center for European Studies, IEA RAS. Distinguished scholar of the Russian Federation, member of the Academy of Pedagogical and Social Sciences
Dr. Hist. (1996), Cand. Sc. (1981, Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Sciences), B.A. (1976, Department of Ethnography, Faculty of History, Moscow State University). Since 1981 on the staff of the Institute of Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences (Vice Director in 2000-2004, Director since 2005). Member of administration of the Association of Ethnographers and Anthropologists of Russia. Scholarly interests: ethnology and history of the Balkans, ethnic relations, ethnic conflict, multicultural education, policies toward the youth, intercultural communication. Author of Osobennosti povedeniia i povsednevnogo uklada zhizni russkikh (2009, in Russian); Traditsii i innovatsii v sotsionormativnoi kul’ture (2008, in Russian); Tolerantnost’ i kul’turnaia traditsiia (2002, in Russian); Natsional’nye men’shinstva v stranakh Vostochnoi Evropy v 90-e gody: poisk mirnykh reshenii (1995, in Russian); and others.