Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, Dr. Sc. (Law), Professor, Honored Lawyer of the Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation. Author of more than 250 academic papers, including monographs, textbooks on constitutional, municipal law, theory and practice of the rule of law development. Chairman of the Thesis Board (Law) in the Southern Federal University. Member of editorial boards of 9 academic journals. He was awarded the Order of Honor, second-class medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland, Diploma of Merit by the President of the Russian Federation. Winner of the national literary award in the field of law for the monograph “Juridical Constitutionalism: Doctrine and Practice” (2018).