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Year of birth
Academic degree
Doctor of Science in History
Field of studies

Chair of the Department of the History of the Middle Ages of the Moscow State University (Russia)

Responsible editor of the journals «Byzantine Chronicle» and «The History Journal: Academic Research»

General information
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Research interests:
Middle Ages, medievistics, Byzantium, Blach Sea region, source studies, phaleristics, economic history.
Scientific recognition
Awards and achievements:

2021 — Order of Alexander Nevsky (Russia).

2018 — First Degree Order of Saint Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow «For contributions to the promotion of traditional values in the society and in relation to the 70th anniversary of the birth» (Russian Orthodox Church, Russian Academy of Sciences).

2016 — Lomonosov award for pedagogical achievements (Russia).

2011 — Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

2009 — Order of Honor (Russia).

2009 — S. M. Soloviyov Gold Medal for the monograph «The History of the Empire of Trebizond» (Russia).

2005 — Order of Friendship (Russia).

2004 — Order of Academic Palms for excellence in education and science (France).

1996 — State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technology for achievements in science (Russia).

1992 — First Degree Lomonosov Prize for the series of works «The Historicity of Byzantium and the Black Sea region in the Middle Ages» (Russia).

- Fellow of the Leibniz Society (Germany).

- Member of the Ligurian Academy of Sciences (Italy).

- Member of the Venetian Deputation of National History (Italy).

- Doctor honoris causa Paul-Valéry University – Montpellier 3 (France).

- Honorary professor of the Jilin University (China PR).

- Honorary professor of Azerbaijan National Academy of Science.

- Member of editorial staff of journals: «Bizantinistica», «Archvio Veneto» (Italy), «Zbornik radova Vizantološkog instituta» (Serbia); «Quaestiones Medii Aevi Novae» (Poland), «Moscow State University Newsletter» (the «History» series), «Newsletter of the Russian Nation», «Middle Ages», «Golden Horde Review» (Russia).

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