Academician Secretary of the Division of Historical and Philological Sciences and member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, research supervisor of the Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the RAS, academician of the RAS, Doctor of Sciences (History), Professor, Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation. Author of more than 400 academic papers and scientific-promotional papers, including monographs: The Liberation Movement in Colonial Canada, The History of Canada, Requiem for Ethnos. Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Essays on Theory and Policy of Ethnicity in Russia, Political Anthropology, The Society in Armed Conflict, Experience in Ethnological Monitoring, Science and Life. Talking to Ethnographers, Sustainability and Mobility of Ethnocultural Borders, The Russian People: History and Meaning of National Consciousness, etc. Member of editorial boards of the journals Ethnographic Review, Federalism, Ethnic and Racial Studies, etc. Member of the Council for Foreign Relations under the President of the Russian Federation, Academic Councils under the Security Council and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Council of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation, etc. He was awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for science and engineering, the State Prize of the Russian Federation for science and technologies. He was awarded the Order of Honour, the Order of Friendship, medal For Labour Valour, Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of Saint Blessed Prince Daniel of Moscow, III degree.