Candidate of Sciences (equiv. Ph.D.) - History
Born on January 1, 1956, in Kazan.
1978: Leningrad State University, specialty: Oriental languages and literature with Orientalist-philologist skill (Semitic languages and literature)
1997: Ph.D. degree in History, with the thesis entitled Obschestvo Hatry (I-III vv.). Istoriya ceveromesopotamskih arabov v epohu rimsko-parfyanskogo gospodstva (Society of Hatra (I-III cc. AD): History of the North Mesopotamian Arabs of the Roman and Parthian time). Leningrad, 250 p. (typewriting). The synopsis of the thesis was published as a separate booklet: Leningrad, 1996. The thesis tutor was late Dr. Ilya Sh. Shifman.
From 1997 up to 2011, researcher at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg.
The Publications’ List (monographs only)
1. Hatra. Araby mezhdu Parfiey i Rimom (Hatra. The Arabs between Parthia and Rome). St. Petersburg: Humanitarian Academy, 2009. 480 p. + 2 maps + 3 plans + 5 tables + 17 fig. + 5 indices (in Russian).
2. Yazycheskie istoki islama. Ocherki religii severoaravijskih plemen I-VI vv. (The pagan sources of Islam. Essays on North Arabian tribal religion in I-VI cc.). (in print)
On November 20, 2017, at the meeting of the Academic Council of the IOM RAS, a full member (academician) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) V.S. Myasnikov will submit his lecture The October Revolution in Russia and China.