PhD in Philology,

Senior Researcher

Department of Old Slavic Literatures, IWL RAS

Education: PhD of theology (2003), graduated from the Postgraduate IWL RAS (2008)

PhD thesis“The Saint Life of Evfrosin of Pskov”: History of Texts, the Problem of Authorship, Ideological and Informative Specifics (2008)

Researcher ID: U-7802-2018






Research interests: poetics and hermeneutics of Old Russian literature, poetics and hermeneutics of Russian literature of the 18th century, comparative studies, hagiography, saint lives, church history, theology.

Professional service

Member of the Editorial Board of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Church and Time

Since 2011 — Head of the Editorial office of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate



— Medal of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh (03.10.2001);

— Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh (21.03.2014);

— Jubilee medal of the Russian Orthodox Church “In Memory of the Millennium of the Demise of Prince Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles” (15.05.2015);

— Jubilee medal of the Russian Orthodox Church “In commemoration of the centenary of the restoration of Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church” (01.12.2017);

— Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Macarius the Metropolitan of Moscow (11.01.2019).


Academic publications — over 50 publications, including a monograph.

Selected publications


Christianity: Century after Century. Essays on the history of the Christian Church. Moscow, DAR Publ., 2011. 640 p. (In Russ.)

Edited Collections

Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 16–17. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2014. (In Russ.)

Old Russian literature, сomp. A. Demin, M. Pervushin. Moscow, Izdatel'stvo Moskovskogo universiteta Publ., 2018. 176 p. (In Russ.)

Selected Essays

  • “Imagological Symbols in the ‘Praise’ by Epiphanius the Wise.” Germenevtika drevnerusskoi literatury [Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature]. Issue 21. Ed.-in-chief O.A. Tufanova. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2022, pp. 239–250. (In Russ.)
  • “A-sacred Space of the City: Imagology of the ‘Holy Heretic’." Urbis et Orbis. Microhistory and Semiotics of the City, no 2 (3), 2022, pp. 42–56. (In Russ.)
  • “Image of Dovmont-Timothy in the Cycle of Works about the Pskov Prince.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 49, 2018, pp. 135–144. (In Russ.)
  • “The Phenomenon of Miracle in Hagiography through the Prism of Modern Understanding (on the Examples of the Kiev Pechersk Patericon).” Scientific notes of the Yaroslav the Wise Novgorod State University, vol. 14, no. 2, 2018. (In Russ.)
  • “Information War of Old Russia.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 41, no 3, 2016, pp. 28–40. (In Russ.)
  • “The Word Commendable of the Humble Monk Thomas.” Drevniaia Rus': voprosy medievistiki, vol. 53, no 3, 2013, pp. 104–105. (In Russ.)
  • “The Saint Life of Evfrosin of Pskov (monograph).” Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 15. Moscow, Rukopisnye pamiatniki Drevnei Rusi Publ., 2010, pp. 13–186. (In Russ.)
  • “Genre Mystery of the Original Edition of ‘The Saint Life of Evfrosin of Pskov.” Rodnaia rech', no. 5, 2009, pp. 117–126. (In Russ.)
  • “Symbols of Numbers in ‘The Saint Life of Evfrosin of Pskov.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 12, no. 2, 2009, pp. 69-79. (In Russ.)
  • “On the Style of ‘The Saint Life of Evfrosin of Pskov.” Rodnaia rech', no. 5, 2007, pp. 74–78. (In Russ.)



Since 2011 — Associate Professor at the Department of Philology and History of the Christian Church at the Moscow Spiritual Academy of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Lecture courses: History of Old Russian Literature, History of Russian Church Literature 18th–20th, Source study, Auxiliary historical disciplines.