Head of the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (History), Professor. Head of the Department of Regional Studies of the Moscow University for the Humanities. Author of more than 150 scientifi c publications, including monographs: “New and Recent History. Modernization and Globalization of Eastern Societies”, “Socio-Political Development of Cambodia in the Twentieth Century. Village and Power”, “The History of Southeast Asia”, “Southeast Asia: The Problems of Formation of a Civilizational Community”, “The History of Cambodia. 20th Century”, “China’s Policy in Southeast Asia in the Past and the Present”, etc. Organizer of the project “Monitoring of Modern History of Southeast Asian Countries”. Lectures at Kazan State University, Yale University (USA), Hosei University (Japan), etc. Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Asia and Africa Today”.