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Head of the interreligious contacts section of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations (DECR)

Candidate of History (2004)

Candidate of Theology (2010)

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History and Archives Institute of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH) (1996)

RSUH postgraduate course (2000)

2003-2004 – academic internship in the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Service (Chair of Public-Confessional Relations)

Moscow Theological Seminary (2006)

Moscow Theological Academy (2007)


Professional work:

1988-2001 – teacher at the St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Lyceum, Moscow

1999-2001 – lecturer at the St. Nicholas of Ugresh Seminary

Since 2000 – lecturer at the Sretensky Seminary

2001-2002 – editor, News Agency of the Russian Orthodox Church

2002 - staff member of the Church Academic Center “Orthodox Encyclopaedia”

Since 2003 – lecturer at Moscow Theological Seminary and Academy

Since 2004 – lecturer at the Higher Theological Courses for Laity under Moscow Theological Academy

2010-2012 – leader of the Russian Humanitarian Research Foundation’s project “The Russian Orthodox Church and the Holy Land in 1917-1970”.

Since 2010 – lecturer at the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI)

2010-2012 – staff members of the DECR secretariat for the far abroad

Since 2013 – head of the DECR section for interreligious contacts

Since 2015 – deputy head of the CMI Chair of External Church Relations


Academic interests and the sphere of academic work:

History of the 20th century Russian Orthodox Church, religious studies, studies of sources, interreligious dialogue, Oriental studies, archives management.


Academic publications:

Author of 76 academic articles on church history and religious studies.