Director of the Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, academician of the RAS, Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor. Author of over 200 scientifi c publications, selected works: “Essays on the Economics of Post-Communism”, “Establishment and Functioning of Economic Institutions: from ‘Robinsonade’ to Market Economy Based on Individual Production”, “Central and Eastern Europe in the Second Half of the 20th century” and others. Member of the Scientifi c Council of the Russian Security Council. He is awarded the order of Honour, order “For Merits before Fatherland” (degree 4). Honorary Doctor of SPbUHSS.