Head of the Department of Archeology, Ancient History and Middle Ages of the Institute of History and Political Science. The author of 400 scientific papers, teaching and methodical manuals. Honored worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation. Member of the Medieval Academy of America. Member of editorial board of international anthology ‘Europe’. Member of specialized dissertation panel D 212.274.0407.00.02. The h-index in the Russian scientific citation index – 3.