Efim Pivovar


President of Russian State University for the Humanities, RAS Full Member, RIAC member

Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Doctor of Sciences (History), professor.

Worked at "Istoriya SSSR za Rubezhom" journal and Istoriographiya, istochnikovedenie, metodi istoricheskih issledovanii journal; Moscow State History and Archives Institute (from 1991, Russian State University for the Humanities): from senior lecturer to Deputy Rector for Academic Studies; Lomonosov MSU: head of Center for Historical Theory, Deputy Dean of Curriculum and Methodology, Chair of History of Neighboring Countries.

2006-2016, Rector of the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Member of the management committee of the Russian Rectors Union. Member of the presidium of the Council of Rectors of State Universities of Moscow and the Moscow Region.

Author of over 200 academic papers, including books, textbooks and manuals for secondary and higher education, published in Russia and abroad.

Academic interests: Russian history of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century, theoretical issues of historical studies, social and economic history, history of Russian emigration and Russian diasporas, integration processes in the post-Soviet regions.

Recipient of state awards.

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Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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