1986–1989 – Correspondence Postgraduate Studies, Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS.
1975–1981 – Department of Arabic, College of Afro-Asian Studies affiliated to the Moscow State University.
1998 – D.Sc. in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS. Thesis under the title ‘Sense Generating Procedures in Classical Islamic Philosophy’, later enlarged and reworked into a volume published in 2001 under the title ‘Logic of Sense. Theory and its application to the study of classical Arab culture’.
1989 – Ph.D. in Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy RAS. Thesis under the title ‘The Philosophical Views of Ibn ‘Arabī’ is a systematic exposition of Ibn ‘Arabī’s philosophical doctrine. Published in 1993 as a book, with the first full Russian translation of Fuṣūṣ al‑Ḥikam.
Academician-Secretary of the Department of Social Sciences of RAS, 2017
Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2016
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 2006
NIAS (Netherland Institute for Advanced Studies), 2-month fellowship programme, March-April 1997, Wassenaar, the Netherlands
Director of the Institute, Institute of Philosophy under the Russian Academy of Sciences
Head, Department of Philosophy of Islamic World, Institute of Philosophy under the Russian Academy of Sciences
Courses in Moscow State University, Institute of Asian and African Studies
Classical Arab philosophy
Sufism and Islamic culture
Arab philosophy: texts and interpretation
Arabic language and Islamic doctrine
12 books and a number of articles in Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, Italian, Japanese, Persian, and Russian. Contributed to the 'New Philosophical Encyclopaedia', 'Dictionary of Ethics' and 'World Around Us' encyclopaedia (in Russian)