Soviet and Russian jurist, expert in Islamic law. Doctor of Sciences (Law), chairman of the Dissertation Council for Law Courses of the Higher School of Economics.
A member of the Scientific Advisory Council under the Ombudsman of the Russian Federation, member of the Law Drafting Council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Since April 2015, a member of the Expert Council for religious studies examination under the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation.
In the past, chairman of the Dissertation Council of the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Received Certificates of Merit from the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, a Letter of Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation for Merits in Ensuring the Rights and Interests of Citizens, has been repeatedly recognized the best lecturer of the Higher School of Economics.