Research interests: history and archaeology of antiquity and the Middle Ages, ethnography of the Far East of Russia, East and Central Asia;settlements, dwellings, early pottery, technology, funeral rites, art, cults
PhD thesis: “Culture of the Amur Jurchens.The end of the X – XI centuries” (1975), scientific adviser – academician A.P. Okladnikov.
Doctoral dissertation: “Middle and Lower Amur region at the end of the 1st – first quarter of the 2nd millennium AD.(Jurchen era)” (1984).