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 an 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 is a polyglot. He 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. 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. His Web of Science ResearcherID: H-2099-2012.


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. His Web of Science profile is available here.



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).


His Web of Science profile may be found here.

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. Her Web of Science ResearcherID: ABA-3907-2020.



Peter Ivanič, PhD is a Slovak cultural science researcher, 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 cultural studies of Slavic nations and Hungary and development of Cyril´s and Methodius´s tradition.


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.


His Web of Science profile is available here.



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).


His Web of Science profile is available here.



Right Rev Fr Konstantin 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 St Petersburg State University. On 23 June 2011 Fr Konstantin defended his PhD thesis. 

Since 2004 he was a teacher at The Music Lyceum of St Petersburg Committee for Culture; since 2009 an Assiciate Professor of St Petersburg Orthodox Theological Seminary; 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. His Web of Science ResearcherID: B-7650-2014.



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


His Web of Science page may be found here.


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. His Web of Science profile is available here.



Richard Sakwa, PhD, Professor, is one of the most influential British political science researchers. Currently he occupies position of Professor of Russian and European Politics of School of Politics and International Relations of University of Kent.


From 2001 to 2007 Professor Sakwa was the Head of the University's Politics and International Relations department. His main research interest is Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs, and has written and edited several books and articles on the subject.


Richard is a participant of Valdai Discussion Club, an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Law and Public Policy in Moscow and a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.


His books include:


□  The Putin Paradox (2020)
□  Developments in Russian Politics, Ninth Edition (2018)
□  Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order (2017)
□  Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (2015)
□  The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (2011)
□  Communism in Russia: An Interpretative Essay (2010)
□  The Quality of Freedom: Putin, Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Affair (2009)
□  Putin: Russia's Choice, fully revised and updated Second Edition (2008)
□  Russian Politics and Society, Fourth Edition, completely rewritten and reorganised (2008) 


His Web of Science profile may be viewed here.


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. His Web of Science profile is available here.



Larisa Stepanovna Soboleva, PhD, Dr habil (Philology), is a Russian linguist, Professor of the Department of Philology of the 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 (https://qr.urfu.ru).


Larisa Soboleva is a specialist in the field of language of homiletics and ideology. Her research interests include: folklore and old Russian literature, language of Church preaching, Orthodox Old believers' literature, Christian tradition in culture, hagiography and Church affairs.


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.


Her Web of Science profile may be found here.



Krzysztof A. Stachura, PhD, is a Polish sociologist. Currently he occupies the position of Assistant Professor of the University of Gdańsk, Poland.


Dr Stachura's main research interest is scope of new technologies, brain science, behavioural science, social networks, sociology of personal life and cultural sociology. He has published several books and over one hundred 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. His Web of Science Researcher ID is ABI-1815-2020 and Publons page here




Peter Stamatov, PhD (University of California Los Angeles, 2006), is a Bulgarian, American and Spanish sociologist. Currently he occupies the position of Distinguished Researcher and Santander Endowed Chair of Carlos III - Juan March Institute for the Social Sciences, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).


Peter's other employment:


       – New York University Abu Dhabi, Social Science Division, Associate Professor, 2015 - up to now
       – Yale University, Department of Sociology, Associate Professor, 2011 - 2014
       – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Comparative Sociology Group, Visiting Professor, 2011 - 2012
       – Yale University, Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor, 2006 - 2011
       – Yale University, Department of Sociology, Lecturer Convertible, 2004 - 2006


Peter is the author of the award-winning The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empire, and Advocacy (Cambridge University Press, 2013).


His other work includes several academic articles studying from a historical perspective topics like social movements, ethnicity and nationalism, art and politics, the political implications of cultural production and consumption, the religious influences of popular mobilization on modern institutions, and the political aspects of humanitarian action. His current research examines the genesis of modern forms of popular politics and moral norms within the larger European and imperial context with a particular interest in the development of movements and policies for the abolition of slavery. In addition, he is studying the transformation of religious governance regimes in Western Europe since the early adoption of Christianity. 


Currently, he is finishing a book manuscript entitled Contested Profits of Empire that examines the genesis of movements for economic justice within the context of the British Empire. Another projects investigates the emergence and continuing effects of two distinct institutional regimes of human diversity in Franco-Iberia and Anglo-Dutch empires: two historical regimes that inform contemporary notions of "race." 


Peter is a polyglot. He speaks twelve languages: Arabic (Levantine), Bulgarian, German, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Slovak, Dutch, and Portuguese. His full CV is available here. His Web of Science profile may be found here.



Sergey Georgievich Sulyak, PhD, is a Moldavian cultural researcher. He is the founder, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the international scientific journal Rusin (http://journals.tsu.ru/rusin). Currently he occupies the position of 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-Rusin culture, is to preserve the traditions and culture of the indigenous population of Moldova, the Rusins (the Rusnaks).


In 2005, Dr Sulak founded the international scientific 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. Rusin has been included in the Web of Science and Scopus databases. At the end of 2015 the journal occupied one of the first places among the social journals of Eastern Europe. In 2015, along with Tomsk State University, Dr Sulyak founded the journal Library of the Rusin Journal.


In 2004 Dr Sulyak published monograph Fragments of Holy Russia. Essays on the Ethnic History of the Rusnaks of Moldavia. In 2007 he defended his PhD thesis at N. N. Miklukho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology. It was the world's first PhD dissertation on the culture of Rusins. Dr Sulyak is the author of two monographs and over 70 scientific articles in different scientific periodicals. His Web of Science ResearcherID: D-6981-2014.





Yegor Vassetzky, PhD, Dr habil (Biology), Professor, is a French molecular biologist, biochemist and geneticist, specialist in bioethics, genome editing ethics and social implications of biology and medicine development. 


Prof Vassetzky currently occupies the positions of

- CNRS research director (DR2), Head of the laboratory of Chromatin Dynamics and Metabolism in Cancer at CNRS UMR9018, Institut Gustave Roussy;

- Director of Joint French-Russian Cancer Research Laboratory (CNRS LIA1066 LFR2O).


During his research career, Prof Vassetzky has published over 140 papers in peer-reviewed journals that have been cited more than 2900 times. 


He is an Editor and ad hoc Reviewer of the following journals: Aging, Biochemistry, Biochem. Biophys. Acta, Biochimie, Blood, Blood Discovery, BMC Biology, Cancer Lett., Cancer Res., Cancers, Cell Cycle, Cell. Prolif., Clin. Epigenet., Epigenomics, F1000 Research, Front. Immunol., Gene, Genome Biology, Genome Res, Genomics, J. Cell Biol., J. Cell. Mol. Biol., J. Cell. Mol. Med., J. Cell. Physiol., J. Cell. Biochem., J. Ped. Neurol., J. Vir. Met., Int. J. Mol. Sci., Mol. Biol., Mol. Cancer, Mol. Cell Endocrinol., Mol. Therapy, Neuromuscular Disorder, Nature, Nucleus, Oncotraget, PeerJ, PNAS, PLoS Genetics, Stem Cell, Viruses, etc. He is also an ad hoc Reviewer for funding agencies: AFM, ANR, Canceropole, FRM, INCA, Ligue contre le cancer (France); Austrian Science Fund, FWF, GEN-BIO (Austria), CNPQ (Brazil); FNRS (Belgium); Academia Europaea, INTAS (EU); IRC (Ireland); Telethon (Italy); Nazarbyev University (Kazakhstan); NOW; Princess Beatrix Funds (the Netherlands); FNP, Foundation for Polish Science (Poland), RFBR, RSF (Russia); MDUK, MRC (UK); ISTC (Ukraine); MDA (USA) etc.


Dr Vassetzky's teaching activities include:

2005 – present Master II lectures at the Paris Sud University
2007–2012 Master II course at the Versailles University
2014 Member of the selection committee, CBS2 PhD School, Montpellier
2015 – present Master II lectures at the Pierre and Marie Curie University


Yegor's occupations include:

2019 – present Chairman of the International Committee, Wilhelm Bernhard Workshop

2015–2019 Member of the International Committee, Wilhelm Bernhard Workshop

2011 – present Member of the Board of Directors, Affitech SA (NASDAQ OMX: AFFI)

2012–2015 Chairman of the International Scientific Advisory Board, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Kiev, Ukraine

2013–2016 Chairman of the Biology section, Dynasty charity fund (Russia)


His Web of Science ResearcherID: C-6447-2008.




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. His Web of Science profile is available 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 Web of Science profile may be found here.


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


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