Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Mikhailov, DSc (history), professor, head of the chair of national and federative relations, Merited Scientist of the Russian Federation.

After graduating in 1961 from the Lvov State University named after I. Franko, V.A. Mikhailov for more than ten years has been working as a teacher of history, then head teacher in Lvov and Tselinograd Regions, then he was head of the propaganda department at the Lvov Regional Party Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine, member of staff, propaganda department, Central Committee of the CPSU and from 1984 to 1987 – secretary of the Lugansk Regional Committee of the Communist party of Ukraine.

While working in this direction, V.A. Mikhailov proved himself to be a knowledgeable and motivated person, capable of taking highly qualified and effective management decisions. Since 1987, he has been head of section at the Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. From 1987 to 1991, he was deputy head of the national policy department of the CPSU Central Committee.

From 1992, he continued to lecture at the MGIMO of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From 1993, he began to actively work at the Ministry for the Nationalities Affairs of the Russian Federation. From 1995 to 2000, he was Minister of the Federation and Nationalities Affairs. From May 1998 to May 1999, he was first deputy to the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

In recognition of his services in the sphere of national development, his effective and fruitful work in this area the International biographical center in Cambridge in 1998 announced V.A. Mikhailov International Man of the Year.

Since 2000, he has been working at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, where he started to work as head of the chair of foreign affairs and successfully transformed this chair into the leading chair of national and federative relations of the School of Public Administrational and Human Resources Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

V.A. Mikhailov has made a considerable contribution to the development of national and federative relations at the present stage of public administration as head of the working group for the implementation of the Strategy of the State National Policy of the Russian Federation for the period up to year 2025 of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations.

For more than twenty years, V.A. Mikhailov has been working in the areas of academic research and education. He has been academic advisor to over 50 persons who have defended their PhD and Doctorate theses. V.A. Mikhailov lectures, leads discussion and training sessions on state national policy and management of ethno-political processes, theory and history of nations and national relations for students, post-graduate students, persons working for master degree and studying at the additional education and advanced training programs.

V.A. Mikhailov enjoys great authority among scientists and regularly participates in the world academic forums. He constantly participates in international research and hands-on conferences organized by leading Russian and CIS universities, as well as other organizations.

Principal topics of his academic interest are:

- foreign policy activities and international relations;

- national policy of the Russian Federation;

- development of theory of nations and national relations;

- interethnic relations;

- geopolitics.

Academic researches, presentations, grants:

Organization and holding of extended meeting of the working group for drafting State National Policy of the Russian Federation at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Participation in the meetings at the Public Chamber, Higher School of Economics, State Duma, Federation Council, Ministry for Regional Development, in a number of subjects of the Russian Federation on issues of implementation of the state national policy and ethno-cultural development of Russian regions.

Participation in the All-Russian Всероссийской research to practice conference “Political Reforms in the Context of New Model of Russian Multiparty System”, Moscow, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RPANEPA), December, 2012.

Services aimed at raising qualification of federal civil officers under educational program “Issues of interethnic and inter-confessional relations отношений and prevention of extremism”. October – November, 2012.

He is the author of many books, articles and reports on foreign affairs, national and federative relations and other.

Principal publications:

1. V.A. Mikhailov “Russia’s national policy as a nation-building factor: Methodological textbook” / RPANEPA. Chair of ethno-politology and federalism. М., 1995.

2. V.A. Mikhailov “Subjective foundations of national movement” / Editor: М.P. Volkov. Saratov: Saratov University Publishing House, 1993.

3. V.A. Mikhailov “Preventive measures in Russian Criminal Procedure” / Association of Russian employees of law enforcement agencies”. М.: Pravo I Zakon, 1996.

4. V.A. Mikhailov “Methodological foundations of restrictive measures” / Management Academy of the Russian Interior Ministry управления. М., 1998.

5. V.A. Mikhailov “Practicum on prosecutorial supervision”. М.: Yuridicheskaya literatura, 2000.

6. “Russia in world politics”. Part 1 / RPANEPA. Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs; under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov; managing editor: С.А. Proskurin, М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2002.

7. V.A. Mikhailov “Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs: its place and role in the training of government employees” // RPANEPA. Annual edition. 2000. М., 2002.

8. V.A. Mikhailov “International aspects of Russia’s policy in the Caucasus Region” // Russia in world politics. Part 1. М., 2003.

9. Globalization: multifaceted dimension / RPANEPA, Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs; under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov. М.: Kniga i business, 2004.

10. Globalization: Russia and WTO / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.I. Кuschlin, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA, Chair of Russia’s foreign affairs, Chair of government regulation of market economy. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2005.

11. V.A. Mikhailov “Russia’s international ties: status, ways of improvement: guidebook/ under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, A.P. Tupikin; RPANEPA, Institute for retraining of government employees”. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2004.

12. V.A. Mikhailov “Sociology of public opinion: textbook” / Federal education agency of the RF, State institution of higher professional education Tver State University. Тver: Tver State University, 2005.

13. Power. Politics. Government and civil service: analytical reference book. М.: Academic project: Тriksta, 2006.

14. Course of criminal court procedure: textbook in 3 v. / Russian Academy of education, Moscow psychological and social institute; under the editorship of V.A. Mikhailov. М.: МPSI publishing house; Voronezh: МОDEK, 2006.

15. Geopolitics: textbook / under the editorship of V.A. Mikhailov; RPANEPA. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2007.

16. Russia’s international security under globalization / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA, Institute of strategic evaluations and analyses, Kabardino-Balkar Fuel company ОАО Oil Company Rosneft. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2007.

17. Globalization: textbook / under the general editorship of V.A. Mikhailov, V.С. Buyanov; RPANEPA. М.: RPANEPA publishing house, 2008.

18. V.A. Mikhailov Abkhazia. South Osetia. Russian perspectives in the Caucuses. Expert report of Informpolitprognoz agency. М.: ID MISiS, 2009.

19. V.A. Mikhailov “On the Issue of evolution of state and national identity of Russians// Phenomenon of Russian identity”. Monograph by a group of authors. М., 2011.

20. V.A. Mikhailov “Some strategic approaches to the attainment of social and political stability in the North Caucasus // Inter-ethnic harmony is the basis for overcoming extremism and terrorism, establishing the rule of law: methodological, ideological, concept and theoretical, legal, and analytical and forecast aspects. Multiagency research report. М., 2011-2012. volume 4 (42).

Training courses:

- theory and history of nation and national relations;

- state national policy and management of ethno-political processes;

- ethno-political conflicts;

- Russia’s foreign affairs.

He is the co-author of training programs for persons working for the bachelor degree and specializing in “Russia’s regional studies” and for the magister degree in “National and federative relations”.

   
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