Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - History
Born on November 6, 1957 in Leningrad (The USSR / Russian Federation).
1975-1980 Leningrad State University, the Deprtment of Asian and African Studies, the Section of Egyptology.
1980-1983 – the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, Ph. D. In Coptic studies.
Two Coptic Manuscripts from Nag Hammadi as a Source for the Study of Gnostic and Ancient Egyptian Connections. Defended at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow in 1984.
Academic and Administrative Positions
From 1983 up to present – Junior Researcher, Researcher at the Leningrad / St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies / the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
From 1997 up to 2017 – researcher at the IOM Department of Ancient Eastern Studies.
Major Research Interests
The Coptic texts from Nag Hammadi; the Coptic Christian monasteries; the History of the Asian museum – the Institute for Oriental studies; the biography of Serge Elisseeff.
Coptic, English, Russian (native).
Organisation and coordination of the International Assiriologic Congress (Leningrad 1984).