1990: Dissertation ''The Category of Being in Ancient Philosophy of the Classical Period Area of Specialisation History of Russian Culture. History of Philosophy (Metaphysics, Russian philosophy, Ancient and medieval philosophy, Kant and German Idealism). Philosophy of Culture.Language Proficiency Ancient Greek and Latin; reading knowledge of English, Italian, French,German. Professional Experience Professor, Chair of the Faculty of History and Theory of World Culture, Philosophy Department of Moscow State University (1995 to present). Chair of the Department of Cultural History, Moscow Physical-Technological Institute (1988-1995). Chair of the Department of Cultural History, State University for Humanities (1997 to present). Member, Editorial Board of Historical-Philosophical Annual, the culturological journal and Studies in East European Thought (Kluwer Academic Publishers).