Writer, Chairman of the Russian Children Foundation, Director of the Research Institute for Childhood of the Russian Children Foundation, President of the International Association of Children Funds, academician of the Russian Academy of Education. Author of literary, popular works and fiction, including: “Clean Stones”, “Deception”, “The Maze” (the trilogy of “Family Circumstances”), “Good Intentions”, “Golgotha”, “Innocent Secrets”, “Capital Punishment”, “Spring Flood”, “Nobody”, “A Broken Doll”, “Russian Boys”, “School for Men”, “Juveniles”, “Pre¬Childhood”, “Compassionate Mood” and others. A. A. Likhanov is decorated with the Order of the Labour Red Banner, the Order of Badge of Honour, the Order for Services to the Fatherland of the 4th and the 3rd degree and orders and medals of Bulgaria, Georgia, the Ukraine, Byelorussia and Armenia. He is the recipient of Leninist Komsomol Prize, the Russian Federation Presidential Prize in education, and the Russian Federation Governmental Prize in culture. Doctor honoris causa of St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Doctor honoris causa of SPbUHSS.