Scientific Director, Academician RAS, Doctor of Historical Sciences
Research interests: the problem of the initial human settlement of North, Central and East Asia, the problem of the interaction of ancient man and the environment, reconstruction of the ancient and medieval history of Siberia and the Far East
PhD thesis: “The Cis-Amurian region in antiquity ” (1966), scientific adviser – academician A.P. Okladnikov.
Doctoral dissertation: “The ancient cultures of the Middle Reaches of the Amur (The Stone Age)” (1971).