Head of “The Institute of Federalism and Civil Society”
Born November 29, 1955.
1979 — graduated from Bashkir State University with a degree in History and Political Science. 1979–1980 — Trainee Researcher, 1980–1983 — Postgraduate student at Leningrad State University. 1983 — defended his Candidate of History dissertation. 1983–1989 — worked as a Teaching Assistant, Senior Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Head of the Department of History of the USSR at Bashkir State University. 1989–1991 — headed the Bashkir Regional Committee of CPSU Sector of International Relations and Connections; Deputy Head of the Bashkir Regional Committee of CPSU Department of Ideology. 1991–1993 — Head of the Department of Russian History and Culture at the Ufa Institute of Technology and Service within the State Academy of Lifestyle and Service.
December 1993 — elected to the First State Duma from the Bashkir Republic's Kalininsky District No. 4; served in the Committee on Federal Affairs and Regional Policy. October 1995 — elected to the Second State Duma from the Bashkir Republic’s single-seat electoral district No. 5; headed the Subcommittee for the Organization of State Power; served on the Committee for Federal Affairs and Regional Policy.
1995–1999 — member of the Public Service Affairs Council of the President of the Russian Federation; member of Russian Federation Security Council’s Advisory Council. 1999 — defended Doctor of Political Science dissertation; elected as a full member of Russian Natural Sciences Academy (RAEN). Since 2000 — Head of “The Institute of Federalism and Civil Society” (Autonomous Non-Profit Organization). 2004–2006 — Head of the “Public Anticorruption Committee” (Council of Interregional Public Organizations). 2000–2008 — member of State Duma’s and Federation Council’s council of experts.
Between 1980–2009, authored more than 150 scientific works concerning the history, law, and politics of Russian state development, human rights and freedom, as well as the establishment and development of civil society in Russia and other historical and philosophical issues. Awarded the Order of the “Badge of Honor;” jubilee medals; the Commemorative “100 Years since the Establishment of the State Duma in Russia” Medal of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation; the Tatishchev Honorary Sign “For the Benefit of Fatherland”.