DSc in Philology, Professor, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia


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Graduated from Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical Institute in 1971.

PhD thesis:

Leo Tolstoy and ancient Russian literature (the problem of creative development of the ancient Russian literary heritage) (1980)

DSc thesis:

Artistic uniqueness of Leo Tolstoy's creative work of the 1880s – 1900s (ways of expressing the basics of the worldview) (1995)

Scientific and organisational activities:

Member of the editorial board of the journal “The Two Centuries of Russian Classics” of the IWL RAS.

Member of the Dissertation Council Д 212.154.02 (Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow)

Expert of the Russian Foundation for Fundamental Investigations


Scientific publications —  155 publications, including 2 monographs

Selected scientific publications:


  • Artistic World of Leo Tolstoy. The 1880s – 1900s. Moscow, Flinta & Nauka (Science) Publ., 2000. 271 p. (In Russ.)
  • Memoirs in the creative work of Leo Tolstoy: The role of the tradition of memoirism in the writer's works. Moscow, Prometheus Publ., 1993. 105 p. (In Russ.)


  • Leo Tolstoy's short story “The Prisoner of the Caucasus”: on the question of creative history. Vestnik of Kostroma University, no. 4, 2020, pp. 107–112. DOI (In Russ.)
  • From the creative history of “Alphabet Book” by Leo Tolstoy (1871–1872). In From the history of text to the history of literature. Issues 2. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019, pp. 425–439. (In Russ.)
  • Correspondence between Leo Tolstoy and Nikolay Strakhov. Rhema, no. 3, 2018, pp. 15–38. DOI (In Russ.)
  • The first stages of Leo Tolstoy's work on the “Alphabet Book”. In From the history of text to the history of literature. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2015, pp. 120–152. (In Russ.)
  • Ivan Shmelyov. In History of Russian literature of the 20th – early 21st century. Textbook for higher education institutions in 3 parts. Part II, 1925 – the 1990s. Moscow, Vlados Publ., 2014, pp. 263–283. (In Russ.)
  • Ancient Russian literature in Leo Tolstoy's “Alphabet Book”. In Literature of Old Rus'. Collective monograph. To the centenary of Professor Nikolay Prokof’yev. Moscow, Prometheus Publ., 2011, pp. 181–196. (In Russ.)
  • “As a keepsake to the posterity...”. The culture of the Russian merchantry. Literature at school, no. 10, 2009, pp. 5–10. (In Russ.)
  • On the problem of the religious-spiritual novel in Russian literature (“Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy and “The Heavenly Ways” by Ivan Shmelyov). In Leo Tolstoy and of Leo Tolstoy. Materials and investigations. Issue 3. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2009, pp. 130–150. (In Russ.)
  • Composition of the short novel “The Enchanted Wanderer” by Nikolai Leskov. Literature at school, no. 9, 2006, pp. 2–5. (In Russ.)
  • Leo Tolstoy. In History of the Russian literature of the 19th century: in 3 parts. Eds. V. I. Korovin. Part 3 (the 1870s – 1890s). Moscow, Vlados Publ., 2005, pp. 210–265. (In Russ.)
  • Poetry of Memories. In Tolstoyan Yearbook 2002. Tula, Vlasta Publ., 2003, pp. 294–317. (In Russ.)
  • Myth and religion. In Yasnaya Polyana almanac. 2002. Tula, “Yasnaya Polyana” Publ., 2003, pp. 13–28. (In Russ.)

Teaching activities:

Professor, Department of Russian Classical Literature, Institute of Philology of Moscow Pedagogical State University.