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).
At the IOM RAS Department of South Asian Studies, the monograph by Dr. Sergey L. Burmistrov Asanga. Compendium of Abhidharma (Abhidharma-samuccaya). Chapter I: Compendium of Characteristics (Lakṣaṇa-samuccaya) will be discussed.