Chairman of the Board of the Expert group “Owl”. Research topics: ethnic and political conflicts, violation of human rights, civil society in the Russian Federation. PhD (1993), Doctor of Political Sciences (2000). In 1991 - 2001, in positions of state and municipal service in the Russian Federation.
Head of the Department of Nationalities Affairs of the Ministry of Nationalities and Federal Relations of the Russian Federation (1994-1995), Vice-Governor of the Krasnodar region (1995-1996).
Associate Professor, Professor of the Kuban State University (Krasnodar, 1996-2013), Director of the grant programs of the non-profit organization "Southern Regional Resource Center" (Krasnodar, 2001-2014). Since 2015 in emigration in Ukraine.