Public figure, journalist, pedagogue, expert in cultural studies, political science and religious studies, Professor of the Department of World literature and culture, Moscow State Institute of International Relations; co-founder, editor in chief of the “Foma” magazine, Chairman of the Department for Church’s Society and Mass Mediа Relations (Russian Orthodox Church).
Born August 8th, 1973 in Kostanay (Kazakhstan). In 1996 graduated from Moscow State Institute of International relations, School of International Journalism.
Married, with two daughters and a son.
1996-up to now lecturer in Moscow state Institute of international relations;
2007-2009 — head of Department of international journalism, Moscow state Institute of international relations;
since 2013 — Professor, Department of World literature and culture;
from 2009 to 2015 — the Chairman of the Holy Synod Information Department;
since 2009 — Member of the Holy Synod Biblical-Theological Commission;
since 2010 — Member of the Patriarchal Council for culture;
since 2011 — Secretary of the Supreme Church Council of Russian Orthodox Church;
since 2011 — Member of the Patriarchal Commission on Family Matters, Protection of Motherhood and Childhood;
from 2006 to 2008 — Member of the working group prepared draft “The Russian Orthodox Church’s Basic Teaching on Human Dignity, Freedom and Rights.”
since 2015 — Chairman of the Holy Synod Department for Church’s Society and Mass Mediа Relations;
Cultural and educational activities
since 1996 — co-founder and chief editor of “Foma”;
since 2006 — Member of the editorial Board of the theological journal “Alpha and omega”.
2006-2008 — Member of the Public expert Council under the Commission of Moscow City Council on interethnic and interfaith relations;
2007-2009 — Chairman of the Commission on education of the Public Council of the Central Federal district;
2009-2015 — member of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on development of civil society institutions and human rights;
since 2009 — member of the Public Council under the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation;
2009-2012 — member of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation (the Commission on communications, information policy and freedom of word in mass media);
2010-2012 — member of the Public Council under the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation;
since 2011 — member of the Board of Trustees of the League of Safe Internet.
since 2012 — member of the Public Council under the Commissioner under the President of the Russian Federation on the rights of the child;
since 2012 — member of the Council on Public television;
Author of books and numerous scientific and popular articles on cultural and religious-philosophical themes.