President of St. Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences, corresponding member of the RAS, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr. Sc. (Cultural Studies), Professor, Scientist Emeritus of the Russian Federation. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Congress of St. Petersburg Intelligentsia. Author of more than 3,400 scientific works and essays. Member of the editorial boards of the journals “Philosophy and Culture”, “Issues of Cultural Studies”, etc. Academician of the Academy of Sciences and Arts (Paris), the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg). Awarded the Order of Friendship and others. Awarded a commendation from the President of the Russian Federation (2012, 2021). Recipient of the Russian Government Prize (2007) and the St. Petersburg Government Prize (2010, 2016) in Education, the Gorky Literary Prize (2007), the Plekhanov Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2015), etc.