Editorial Council



The Journal discusses ideologies in science and society. This is the reason of our Editorial Council's being comprised of scientists and social science scholars represented nearly in equal proportion.

Composition of Editorial Council (in alphabetical order)

Dl Dr Gilbert Ahamer is Austrian physicist, mathematician, ecologists, geographer, economist, legist and theologian. Currently he occupies the positions of Senior Researcher at Umweltbundesamt UBA (Federal Environment Agency of Federal Republic of Austria) and Key expert on Energy, Environment Governance and Climate Change Capacity Development to Central Asia.


Dr Ahamer is a Member of Austrian Forum of Scientists for Environmental Protection (Umweltforum); European Forum for the Promotion of Sustainable Development (ESD, board member); Swiss-Austrian-German Simulation And Gaming Association (SAGSAGA); Network for Technology Assessment (NTA), Karlsruhe / Germany; Academy for New Media and Knowledge Transfer at Graz University; Mattersburg Circle for Developmental Policy at Austrian Universities (board member, 3 times elected); American Society for Cybernetics Biography listed in Marquis "Who's Who in the World" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018); Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2018; Recipient on the Honorary Medal for Achievements in Scientific Cooperation from the Mayor of Moscow. 


In addition to his main occupations, Dr Ahamer participated in different research and administration programmes of EU Committee of the Regions (CoR) jointly with ICLEI; European Commission, DEVCO (via MWH Global) and European Delegation; Austrian Climate Change Research Program; European Delegation in Hanoi, Vietnam; Uzbek Environmental Ministry / Ecological Movement; Austrian Ministry for Environment; Slovene Ministry for Environment & Spatial Planning; Austrian Academy of Sciences; Slovak Environmental Ministry & Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute; EAA (European Environment Agency) – Forward Looking Information Services (FLIS).


Dr Ahamer speaks German, English, French, Italian, Slovak, Serbo-Croatian, modern Greek, Turkish, Russian, Arabic. He is also learned in Latin and ancient Greek.


He is the author of the book Mapping Global Dynamics: Geographic Perspectives from Local Pollution to Global Evolution https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319517025. Dr Ahamer's lists of publications can be accessed here in chronological order and in structured form


His personal profile on ResearchGate contains information about the projects he participates, affiliations and publications.


Gilbert's professional CV can be accessed here.



Boris S. Bratus is a Russian psychologist, the Head of Moscow Scientific School of Christian Psychology.


Boris Sergeyevich Bratus was born on 19 April 1945 in the family of the famous scientist and lawyer, Professor of Moscow State University Sergey Nikitich Bratus.


Boris Sergeevich is a Soviet and Russian psychologist, honoured Professor of Moscow University (2002), Doctor of psychology (1989), Professor (1993) of Psychology Department of Moscow University, Head of the Department of General Psychology of Psychology Department (2001), corresponding member of Russian Academy of Education, active member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (1993), foreign corresponding member of the Society of Health Psychologists of Cuba (1980), member of Editorial Boards of the journals Questions of Psychology, Psychology. New century, member of the Ethical Committee of the Russian Psychological Society.


In 1989 Boris defended his doctoral dissertation "Anomalies of personality development (on the material of mental health disorders)".


From 1993 to 1998 he served as the Head of the laboratory of Philosophical and Psychological Foundations of Human Development of the Psychological Institute.


He worked as Deputy Director for Science of L. S. Vygotsky Institute of Psychology at Russian State Humanities University from 1999 to 2004. He headed the Department of General Psychology of Psychology Department of Moscow University from 2001 to 2017. Since 2011 Prof Bratus has been the Scientific Director of Psychology Department of the Orthodox Institute of St. John the Theologian.


Professor Bratus is the author of a holistic concept of mental health, the basis for which was laid by the results of intensive research motivational and semantic sphere. Due to Boris Sergeyevich, a new direction is developing in Russian psychology, the Christian psychology, on whose foundations he developed the first textbook in Russia.



Professor John L. Casti, PhD, is an American and Austrian physicist, mathematician, economist, complexity scientist and systems theorist. He is the founder of the X-Center, the research network devoted to the study of human-caused extreme events.


Professor Casti is currently occupying the position of Director of X-Center research network.


He worked at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and served on the faculties of the University of Arizona, New York University and Princeton University, before moving to Vienna in 1973 to become one of the first members of the research staff at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. In 1986, he left IIASA to take up a position as a professor of operations research and system theory at the Technical University of Vienna. He also served as a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, in 1992–2002, where he worked extensively on the application of biological metaphors to the mathematical modeling of problems in economics, finance and road-traffic networks, as well as on large-scale computer simulations for the study of such networks.


In 2000 he formed two companies in Santa Fe and London, Qforma, Inc. and SimWorld, Ltd, devoted to the employment of tools and concepts from modern system theory for the solution of problems in business and finance. In 2012, he founded the X-Center. The X-Center has now expanded to a network of affiliated X-Centers in Helsinki, Tokyo, Seoul, New York and Singapore.


Professor Casti is an author of more than one hundred and twenty scientific articles and seven technical monographs and textbooks on mathematical modelling. He was also the editor of the journals Applied Mathematics & Computation (Elsevier, New York) and Complexity (Wiley, New York). Among his monographs, there are X-Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything (New York: HarperCollins, 2012), Goedel: A Life of Logic (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 2000), Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation is Changing the Face of Science (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science (New York: William Morrow & Co, 1989).

He is regarded as one of the most influential American and European thinkers dealing with the foundations of science and systemic crises.


Dr Alicja Cecylia Curanović (Dawidowska), PhD, is a Polish political science researcher, Associate Professor of Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw.


A graduate of the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw (MA thesis: The Idea of Slavic Solidarity in the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation) and the Faculty of Law and Administration within the framework of the College of Interfaculty Individual Studies in Humanities, University of Warsaw (MA thesis: Religious Awareness and the Attitude to Law of Orthodox Christians in the Third Republic of Poland), Dr Curanović holds a PhD degree in Political Science (title of the dissertation: The Religious Factor in the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation, defended cum laude, September 2009). She is a Research worker at the Institute of International Relations, Faculty of Journalism and Political Studies, University of Warsaw since 2009.


She was awarded the Scholarship for young researchers by the Foundation for Polish Science 2011 and 2012. In 2014 she was awarded the Scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education for Young Outstanding Polish Researchers. In 2016 she was awarded the Senior Award by the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. As Fulbright visiting scholar she conducted her research in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University (2018).


In September 2013 she conducted her research at the Harriman Institute, University of Columbia (New York) which she continued at the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, Stanford University (September-December 2013) thanks to the Scholarship of the Kosciuszko Foundation. Since January until October 2014 she was a visiting scholar at the Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow (Erasmus Mundus Mobility Program for post-docs).


Alicja's main research interests include: international relations in the post-Soviet area; Russian foreign policy; religious factor in international relations; perception, identity and image in politics; International relations in Central Europe and the Balkans; religious issues in the post-Soviet area and the Balkans.


The major courses she is teaching at University of Warsaw and abroad are:

 •  International Political Relations (in English and Polish),

 •  International Negotiations (in Polish),

 •  International Relations in Central Europe (in English),

 •  Poland’s Foreign Policy (in Polish),

 •  Contemporary Political Systems (in English),

 •  Comparative Politics (in English),

 •  Introduction to International Relations (in Polish),

 •  Sociology of International Relations (in English and Polish).

 •  Contemporary Russia (in Polish, together with Dr Szymon Kardaś).


Besides English, she is fluent in Russian.



Peter Ivanič, PhD is a Slovak historian, the Head of Institute for Research of Constantine and Methodius’ Сultural Heritage (Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra). He is also the Head of scientific committee of European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius, and the Editor-in-Chief of international scientific journal Konštantínove listy / Constantine’s Letters (http://www.constantinesletters.ukf.sk/).


Prof. Ivanič's education is Slovak history.


Prof. Ivanič's expertise includes the history of Slavs, Great Moravia and Hungary in the Middle Ages, development of Cyril´s and Methodius´s tradition, regional history.


His important recent publications include:

□ Hetényi, M., Ivanič, P. The Cyrillo-Methodian Mission, Nitra and Constantine the Philosopher University. Nitra : UKF, 2013. ISBN 978-80-558-0375-3.

□ Ivanič, P. Západní Slovania v ranom stredoveku : história - kultúra - hospodárstvo – náboženstvo. Nitra : UKF, 2011. ISBN 978-80-8094-992-1.

□ Ivanič, P., Hetényi, M. Modern history of Nitra city (Slovakia) in the context of the Cyrillo-Methodian legacy. In: Cyrillomethodianum : Studies on the History of Greek-Slavic Relations. , Vol. 21, no. 1 (2016), p. 215-250. ISSN 1010-2829.



Dmitry Nikolayevich Kavtaradze is a Russian biologist, ecologist, philosopher, social thinker and author of innovative teaching methods.


He graduated from the Biology and Soil Department of Moscow State University in 1970. He defended his doctor habilitation thesis in Biological Sciences, "Structural and Environmental Aspects of Conservation of the Biosphere and Urbanised Regions" (specialty ecology and environmental protection) in 1994.


In 1987-1991 he was the chief ecologist of the USSR State Education. In 1997-2004 Professor Kavtaradze was an advisor to the Minister of transport of Russian Federation. In 1999-2012, he served as an advisor to the Minister of education of the Moscow region.


His activities include the development of the concept of constructive ecology and associated development of nature and society, the concept of "Ecopolis" (eco-city).


His theoretical works include "The conjoined development of nature and society" (1981), the concept of "Ecopolis", "Strategy of education for sustainable development" (UNECE).


The practical tasks Professor Kavtaradze deals with include urban ecology projects, constructive ecology of roads, interdisciplinary research programmes, interactive teaching methods in environmental education, simulation models and games in the field of natural resources management.


Dmitry Nikolayevich is the winner of the President of the Russian Federation prize in education in 2000 for the development of the manual for educational institutions "The system of continuous education in the field of sustainable development: scientific and methodological foundations and implementation in the Russian Federation. Education for sustainable development".


In his philosophical and methodological activities Professor Kavtaradze devotes considerable effort to achieve integralism of humanitarian and natural scientific knowledge. In the courses created by him for public managers of various levels he demonstrates the insufficiency of existing methods of teaching the administrative skills. In developing the methods and strategies that shape the world outlook of a manager, Professor Kavtaradze uses the principle of consistency of theoretical and practical knowledge with a holistic understanding at different knowledge levels .


Dmitry Nikolayevich has repeatedly taught his author's courses of lectures and conducted simulation game sessions at foreign universities, in particular, in the People's Republic of China. He is the supervisor of five successfully defended PhD theses (two in co-supervision). He is the author of more than 400 publications.


Currently he holds a position of leading researcher of the Division of General Ecology of Biology Department of Moscow State University.



Sergey Aleksandrovich Komissarov, PhD, is a Russian social researcher, one of the major Russian Sinologists. He currently occupies positions of Senior Researcher in Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography of Siberian Branch of RAS, Professor of the Chair of Oriental Studies in the Novosibirsk State University, Professor at the Confucius Institute in the Novosibirsk State University.



Sergey graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1977; diploma thesis on «Miaodigou variant of Yangshao culture». He defended his thesis of PhD dissertation on the topic "Arms and Armament of Ancient China: Epoch of the Late Bronze Age" in 1985, at Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography of Siberian Branch of RAS (IAET SB RAS).


His most important recent monographs include:


●  Derevianko, A. P.V. I. MolodinS. A. KomissarovP. M. Kozhin et al. History of archaeological studies in China: Historiographical outline. Novosibirsk: NSU Publisher, 2018. 174 p.; 2nd edition – Novosibirsk: NSU Publisher; Moscow: Yurait Publishing House, 2019. 174 p. (in Russian).
●  Tang ChungJi PingLiu GuoxiangS. A. Komissarov. Investigations of nephrite implements from Hamin. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2018. 427 p. (in Chinese).
●  Sassin W., O. DonskikhA. GnesS. KomissarovLiu Depei. Evolutionary Environments: Homo sapiens – an Endangered Species? Innsbruck: STUDIA Universitätsverlag, 2018. 362 p. (in English).
●  Komissarov, S. A.Yu. A. Azarenko. Chinese sights. Novosibirsk: NSU Publisher, 2017. Issue 1. 144 p. (in Russian).
●  Komissarov, S. A.Yu. A. AzarenkoE. V. TimonovaO. A. Khachaturyan. Art of Chinese architecture. Novosibirsk: NSU Publisher, 2011. 228 p. (in Russian).
●  Komissarov, S. A.O. A. Khachaturyan. Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi. Novosibirsk: NSU Publisher, 2010. 216 p. (in Russian).
●  Komissarov, S. A. Essays on the history and theory of traditional Chinese medicine. NSU Publisher, 2009. 139 p. (in Russian).



Right Rev Fr Konstantin A. Kostromin, PhD, ThD, is a Russian historian and Orthodox priest, Vice Rector for Research of St Petersburg Theological Academy of Russian Orthodox Church.


Konstantin was born in Leningrad. In 1998 he graduated from the German Special School Peterschule.

In 1998-2003 he studied at St Petersburg Theological Seminary. In 2003-2006 he studied at St Petersburg Theological Academy. He defended his ThD thesis on the topic: "The state of the Byzantine Empire in the first half of the 15th century, and the fate of the Byzantine heritage after the fall of Constantinople."

On 1 September 2004 Konstantin (Goryanov), Archbishop of Tikhvin, ordained Konstantin a deacon for St Isidore Church in St Petersburg. On 9 July 2005 Metropolitan Vladimir (Kotlyarov) of St. Petersburg and Ladoga ordained him a presbyter.

In 2008 he graduated with honors from the History Department of St Petersburg State University. On 23 June 2011 Fr Konstantin defended his PhD thesis on the topic: "Church relations of Ancient Russia with Western Europe (to the middle of the 12th century)."

Since 2004 he was a teacher of history and social studies at The Music Lyceum of St Petersburg Committee for Culture; since 2009 an Assiciate Professor of St Petersburg Orthodox Theological Seminary, course of History of the Russian Church; since 2010 an Assiciate Professor of the St Petersburg Theological Academy of Russian Orthodox Church; since 1 September 2011 the head of the Graduate School of St Petersburg Theological Academy of Russian Orthodox Church; since 4 November 2013 to 28 May 2015 the Secretary of the Academic Council of St Petersburg Theological Academy of Russian Orthodox Church.


Fr Konstantin is proficient in German and English.



Alexander V. Kovriga, PhD (Economics), is a Ukrainian business, education and political consultant. He is Professor of V. N. Karazin Kharkov National University.


Alexander Kovriga is a professional in the field of higher education development, national and world institutional history of universities, strengthening of management potential, knowledge economy and economic development.


He is proud to possess many years of academic, administrative, consulting and research expertise.


Dr Kovriga has state-of-the-art experience of successful practice in complex areas of educational innovations, since the late Soviet Union to multinational international projects, institutional development of higher education and public administration.


Alexander is the highest civil servant of the 4th rank.


His current work "The Future of University Strategic Intelligence Estimates" is aimed at determining the most complex problems of University business development, urban development and economy of knowledge, the main global and national trends, requirements for knowledge development and a long-term development agenda for the next 25-50 years.



Vladimir M. Moskovkin, Dr habil (Geography), PhD, Professor, is a Russian and Ukrainian mathematician, economist, geographer, sociologist of science, educator, columnist, Professor of World Economy Department at Belgorod State University, Director of Center for Development of Publication Activity.


His profiles are the following: in Scopus, Google Scholar, ResearchGate.

Publications are available at DSpace Belgorod State University repositories:

Repository 1,

Repository 2,

Repository 3.



For 10 years (in the 1980s) Professor Moskovkin worked as a Referent for the VINITI (All-Union Institute of Scientific and Technical Information, Moscow).


Since 2008 he has constantly published scientific-journalistic articles in such academic newspapers as «Poisk» (Moscow) and «Troitskiy variant» (Troitsk, Moscow).


He is the author of more than 600 articles in both Russian and English.


He has extensive experience in conducting training seminars in Ukraine and Russia, as well as in reviewing articles of national and international levels.


Since 2017 he has been a coordinator of the National Contact Point for OA2020 Initiative (Max Plank Digital Library).


In 2016 he became one of the 22 most productive open access researchers who published at least five Scopus articles up to 2014 (https://www.mdpi.com/2304-6775/4/1/1/htm).


In 2010 he was included in the open access bibliography of the renowned American bibliographer Charles W. Bailey, Jr. (see Bailey, Ch., Jr. 2010. Transforming Scholarly Publishing through Open Access: A Bibliography. Houston, TX: Digital Scholarship.)


He conducts courses on academic writing and scientific discourse for postgraduate students at the Belgorod State University.


Professor Moskovkin's main areas of interest are:

 □  Scientometrics and Webometrics

 □  Scientific Communications

 □  Scientific Information

 □  Open Access

 □  Social and Economic Research

 □  Regional Analysis

 □  Ecology and Environmental Protection

 □  Mathematical Modeling of Social and Economic Systems

 □  Historical and Archival Research



Vitaly N. Nikandrov is a Belarussian biologist, a specialist in the field of general biochemistry, medical biotechnology and neuroscience. He is Professor of Polessky State University of Republic of Belarus.


Vitaly Nikolaevich Nikandrov was born on 4 August 1949 in Lida, Grodno region of White Russia. He is a Soviet and Belarussian scientist; doctor of biological sciences (Dr habil), Professor.


In 1971 he graduated from Veterinary Department of Vitebsk Veterinary Institute of the USSR Ministry of Agriculture. The works of student V. N. Nikandrov were twice (in 1970 and 1971) awarded the medal of the Soviet Union Ministry of Higher Education in the category "For the best student scientific work".
In 1975 he defended his thesis in biochemistry at the Belorussian State University, in 1989 his doctoral dissertation on " Streptokinase. Structural and functional properties" at University of Peoples' Friendship in Moscow.

Since 1998 Dr Nikandrov is the Head of the Laboratory of Regulatory Proteins and Peptides of the Institute of Physiology of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Since August 2012 till August 2013 he was the Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Acting Head of the Laboratory of Applied and Fundamental Biotechnology of Polessky State University of the Republic of Belarus.


Since August 2013 he is the Head of the Department of Chemistry of Belarussian State Pedagogical University. Since August 2017 he is a Professor of the Department of Biotechnology of Polessky State University. He is Professor of Biochemistry (1995) and Honorary Professor of Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine (2013).

Dr Nikandrov was the Chief Scientific Advisor of several international symposia and conferences. He supervised eight PhD students.

For many years Professor Nikandrov has been a member of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Council on Biotechnology in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Board of the Belarusian biochemical society, Methodical Council of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus.


He is Chairman and member of several dissertation councils. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals News of Biomedical Sciences and  Bulletin of NAS of Belarus. Series of Medical Sciences. Since 2015 Prof Nikandrov is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Forensic Examination of Belarus, since 2018 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Bulletin of Polessky State University. Series of Natural Sciences.


He is a member of Expert Council of BRFFI, INTAS expert, a member of the Republican Expert Council on School Educational Programmes at NAS, the Chairman of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Committee of the Republic of Belarus. 



Kees van der Pijl is a Dutch political scientist who was Professor of international relations at the University of Sussex.


Kees van der Pijl (born 15 June 1947) is known for his critical approach to global political economy and has published, amongst others, Flight MH17, Ukraine and the New Cold War. Prism of Disaster (2018), a trilogy Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy (2007, 2010, 2014); Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq (2006); Transnational Classes and International Relations (1998); and The Making of an Atlantic Ruling Class (1984, reprinted 2012).


In 1983 he received his doctorate at the University of Amsterdam on a thesis titled Imperialism and Class Formation in the North Atlantic Area, supervised by Gerd Junne. He was involved in the Communist Party of the Netherlands (CPN) and also published short stories and three novels (1989, 1992, 1994, all with De Harmonie). Van der Pijl was co-director of the Research Centre for International Political Economy (Recipe) from 1992 to 1998. With Henk Overbeek, Ries Bode, Otto Holman, Bastiaan van Apeldoorn and others, this created a tentative Amsterdam School of global political economy.


In 2000, Van der Pijl moved to the United Kingdom to take up the chair in international relations at the University of Sussex, vacant after the retirement of Professor Michael Nicholson. He was appointed director of the Centre for Global Political Economy (CGPE) at that university when it was launched in 2001 (until 2006), and was subject chair/head of the Department of Politics and International Relations from 2002 to 2004. In 2006 he was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Auvergne at Clermont-Ferrand (2005, 2006) and at L'Orientale University in Naples (2009, 2010). His work has been nominated for prizes in 2007 and 2008 and he was awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize in 2008 for Nomads, Empires, States (Pluto 2007). On his return to the Netherlands he joined the Dutch Anti-Fascist Resistance (AFVN/BvA, issued from the wartime communist underground). He served as its president from 2013 to October 2015 and was involved in launching a Committee of Vigilance Against Resurgent Fascism of which he is the current president.


Some of Professor van der Pijl's influential works may be found at Google Scholar and Academia.


Siddhartha Sen, PhD, is an American city-design scientist and architect. Currently he occupies the position of Associate Dean of School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University.


Professor Sen's major research interests include International Planning; Urban and Environmental Design; Planning Theory and History; Diversity and Equity Issues in Planning; Transportation Planning; Housing and Community Development.


His recent monographs include Sen S. Colonising, Decolonising, and Globalising Kolkata: From a Colonial to a Post-Marxist City. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017 and Patnaik S., Sen S., and Mahmoud M. S. (eds.). Smart Village Technology: Concepts and Developments. Cham: Springer, 2020.


His ResearchGate profile is available here and professional details page at Morgan State University website here. He is Coordinator of Community Engagement and Service research program at Morgan State University.


Larisa Stepanovna Soboleva, PhD, Dr habil (Philology), is a Russian literary critic, philologist, Professor of the Department of Philology of the Institute of Humanities and Arts of Ural Federal University.


Larisa Soboleva was born on station Pospelikha of Altai District.


She graduated from the Division of General Linguistics of the Department of Humanities of Novosibirsk State University (1971). She taught at Sverdlovsk Pedagogical Institute (1976-1988); then she headed the Laboratory of Archaeography of the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science (1988-1991). Since 1992 she has been working at the Division of Folklore and Ancient Literature of USU (now URFU). Since 2012 she has been the Head of the Division.


She is the Editor-in-Chief of international scientific journal Quaestio Rossica (//qr.urfu.ru).


PhD thesis of Professor Soboleva is devoted to the study of monuments of Borisoglebsky cycle (the 13th-16th centuries) (1981). The topic of her habilitation dissertation is "Handwritten literature of the Urals: inheritance of traditions and acquisition of identity" (2006).


Larisa Soboleva is a specialist in the field of ancient Russian literature, book culture and literary history of the Urals and Siberia, archaeography. She teaches different courses on ancient Russian literature, as well as special courses "History of Russian holiness in images and holidays", "Manuscript literature of the Urals", "History of old-printed manuscript books", "Literature and history", etc. Her research interests include: folklore and old Russian literature, regional literature, Old believers' literature, Christian tradition in culture, hagiography and Church eloquence.


Some publications:


□ Handwritten literature of the Urals: inheritance of traditions and acquisition of identity, in 2 vols. Ekaterinburg, 2005. Vol. 1: Manuscript image of the oral word; Vol. 2: Manuscript tradition of the Stroganov region;

□ Literary process in the context of historical and cultural interactions: the end of 14th-18th centuries. Yekaterinburg, 2006 (in co-authorship);

□ Handwritten and old-printed book of Ancient Russia: studies. A textbook. Ekaterinburg, 2007;

□ History of literature of the Urals. The end of the XIV – XVIII century / Chapters. edited by : V. V. Blaes, E. K. Sozina. Moscow: Languages of Slavic culture, 2012. 608 p. Authorship: Introduction; part I, Chapter 1.1 (pp. 25-51); part III, chapters 3.2, 3.3, 4.1.1 (pp. 158-191); part IV, Chapter 2 (pp. 215-225); part V, Chapter 1, (pp. 230-238), 3, 4 (pp. 254-288); part VI, introduction, Chapter 3 (pp. 289-292, 310-325) Total 136 p.



Krzysztof A. Stachura, PhD, is a sociologist, Assistant Professor of the University of Gdańsk, Poland.


Krzysztof Stachura, PhD, is a Sociologist, Assistant Professor at the University of Gdańsk. His main research interest is anthropology of new technologies, sociology of personal life and cultural sociology. He has published several books and over 50 papers in these fields. He presented his concepts at many international seminars and conferences. He is a member of Polish Sociological Association. He participated in scientific trainings at universities in Germany, USA, Belgium and Greece.






Sergey Georgievich Sulyak (b. 24 October 1963, in Sevastopol), PhD (History) is an historian, journalist, the founder, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the international historical journal Rusin (//journals.tsu.ru/rusin), Professor of Taraklia State University (Moldova).


Sergey Sulyak's father is Georgy Georgievich Sulak (born 1941), a native of village Bulgak of Rîşcani District of Moldavia, a Colonel of naval aviation. Sergey Sulak's mother is Galina Vasilyevna Sulyak (née Timofeeva) (b. 1938), the daughter of a career border guard. Sergey has two children: Tatiana (b. 1990) and Mikhail (b. 1996).


In 1986-1989 Sergey Sulyak worked in Komsomol, where he passed the way from the Secretary of the primary organisation to the instructor-sociologist of the Central Committee of the LKSM of Moldavia.


At the end of 2003 he initiated the creation of the Republican public organisation "Rus", and became its Chairman. The public organisation "Rus" is a non-profit non-governmental organisation, whose main goal, in addition to the development and promotion of all-Russian culture, is to preserve the traditions and culture of the indigenous Russian population of Moldova, the Rusins (the Rusnaks).


In 2005, Dr Sulak founded the international historical journal Rusin and became its Editor-in-Chief. The journal is published with the blessing of His Eminence Laurus, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, Metropolitan of East America and New York, a Rusin himself. The Editorial Board of the journal includes well-known figures of the Rusin movement and researchers from Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, Canada. Since 2011, Rusin has been included in the Scopus database. At the end of 2015 the journal occupied the first place among the historical journals of Eastern Europe. In 2015, along with Tomsk State University, Dr Sulyak founded the journal Library of the Rusin Journal.


Sergey's research interests are the history of the Carpathian-Dniester lands and its indigenous Russian population, the Rusins (the Rusnaks). In 2004 Dr Sulyak published monograph "Fragments of Holy Russia. Essays on the Ethnic History of the Rusnaks of Moldavia". In 2007 S. G. Sulyak defended his PhD thesis at N. N. Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology "The Rusins of Moldavia: The main stages of ethnic history". It was the world's first dissertation on the history of the Rusins. Dr Sulyak is the author of two monographs and over 70 scientific articles in different scientific periodicals.





Alexey Mikhailovich Vasilenko, PhD, Dr habil (Medicine) is a Russian practising physician and medical theorist, Vice President of the Professional Association of Reflexologists, formerly Chief Scientific Researcher of the Russian Scientific Centre of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology of Ministry of Health of Russia.


Aleksey Vasilenko was born in Moscow on 29 October 1945.


Aleksey graduated from the 2nd N. I. Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute (now Russian National Research Medical University) in 1969 with a speciality "the doctor biophysicist". From 1974 to 1980 he worked at the Institute of Biophysics of the Ministry of Health of the USSR, where as a Junior Scientific Researcher he dealt with the problems of physiological and hygienic regulation in extreme conditions. In 1978 he defended his PhD thesis on this subject matter.


In 1980 he headed the Laboratory of Reflex Prevention of Stress Conditions of the Central Research Institute of Reflexology. With the use of experimental models under natural stress conditions and in the clinic, A. M. Vasilenko obtained convincing evidence of the possibility of preventing various pathogenic effects of stress.


Having based himself on the results of these studies, Dr Vasilenko proposed the concept of stress-stinting action of stimulating the acupuncture points, which formed the basis of his habilitation thesis "Physiological basis of electroacupuncture prophylaxis of stress disabilities", that he defended in 1989. Since 1991 for 15 years he headed the Division of Reflex and Manual Therapy of Postgraduate Department of Moscow State Medico-Stomatological University. From 2006 to 2018 he was a Scientific Researcher (later Chief Scientific Researcher of the Russian Scientific Centre of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology of Ministry of Health of Russia.


The list of Professor Vasilenko's publications includes more than 250 titles, among them 7 author's certificates and patents, 12 methodical recommendations and manuals for doctors, 2 medical technologies. He is the author of the monograph "Acupuncture and Reflexology. Evolution of Methodology and Theory", a co-author of the books "Medicine and Ideology", volume "Immunophysiology" in the manual of physiology, "Lectures on reflexology. Textbook", " Actual Problems of Neuroimmunopathology. A Guide", co-author and co-editor of the textbook on rehabilitation medicine. In recent years, he was actively developing techniques and methods of complementary medicine. Under his supervision, 21 PhD theses were successfully defended as well as two doctoral habilitation dissertations.


Professor Alexey Vasilenko is the Vice President of the Professional Association of Reflexologists, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Reflexology and Complementary Medicine (//www.acupro.ru/izdatelstvo/zhurnaly), Executive Editor of the electronic scientific periodical Russian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.




Alexander Voronov is a Russian economist. Currently he occupies the Professor position at Kuban State University.


Professor Alexander Voronov, PhD, Dr habil, is a specialist in econometrics. His scope of research includes trends in scientific publication activities, language of science, development of scientific paradigms, marketing of science and technology, economics of science, and Science – Technology – Society studies. Prior to Kuban State University, Alexander worked in University of Law, Economics and Science and Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. As a lecturer, he teaches Strategic Marketing, Regional Trade Strategies and Innovative Marketing Communications.


Alexander's ORC profile is accessible here and Europe PMC profile here. His ResearchGate page can be viewed here.



Daniel von Wachter is a German religious philosopher and Professor of the International Academy for Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. His main research interests include metaphysics, analytical philosophy of religion, ontology, causality, natural laws and free will.



Prof Dr Dr von Wachter first studied ar the Technical University of Munich, where ge received his undergraduate degree in engineering in 1991. After that, hestudied at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, where he enrolled in Protestant theology and passed his intermediate examination there a year later. Then von Wachter studied philosophy and musicology at the University of Innsbruck and in 1995 passed his examination for a Master of Philosophy. In 1997 he received his doctorate degree in Philosophy from the University of Hamburg in ontology with the dissertation Things and Properties. Finally von Wachter moved to Oxford University, where he studied philosophical theology with the religious philosopher Richard Swinburne. He received his Master's degree in 1999 and his PhD in 2003 with a thesis Modality, Causality and God.


His research career includes the following positions:

July – December 2002: Researcher at the Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science ( IFOMIS ), University of Leipzig

2003–2005: recipient of the Bavarian Habilitation Award 2002 at the Philosophy Department of the University of Munich

2008: Habilitation at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich

2008–2012: Professor of Philosophy at the International Academy of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Catòlica de Chile

Since 2012: Director and Professor at the International Academy for Philosophy in the Principality of Liechtenstein (IAP)


As a philosopher, Daniel von Wachter deals with fundamental concepts such as God, truth and reason. He accuses representatives of postmodernism in particular Michel Foucault, Jean-François Lyotard, Richard Rorty and Jacques Derrida, of fundamentally rejecting the establishment of truth and making this rejection the standard and goal of their thinking and philosophy. This leads to questionable indifference and a distorted concept of truth. On the other hand, he takes the view that reasonable people should search for God today and strive for truth, because in truth there is a lot of power. Von Wachter positions himself fundamentally Christian and rejects socialism and postmodernism as well as the philosophy of the Enlightenment and its real historical consequences such as the French Revolution as a "rebellion against God's order". 


His full CV and list of works may be accessed in his personal website.


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