Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - Philology
In 1957, graduated from Leningrad State University, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, the Department of Iranian Philology. From 1958 up to December 2013, researcher at the Leningrad/St Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies / Isntitute of Oriental Manuscripts, RAS.
In 1978, defended the PhD Dissertation, Kurdish Poem Zambilfrosh and Its Folklore Versions [Курдская поэма «Замбильфрош» и ее фольклорные версии”], supervised by Dr M.Rudenko.
Dr Musaelyan published eight monographs, including the encyclopedic dictionary Kurdish Tribes [Курдские племена], along with Dr E.Vassilieva, and more than forty papers.
Major research interests:
study of Kurdish literature as represented in written literary texts, bibliographic work, study of ethnohistoric processes.