Regional Laboratory of Ethnoconfessional Relations and Sociocultural Expertise

Regional laboratory of ethno-confessional relations and sociocultural analysis


Head: Alexander Yarkov, PhD


Contact information: 

office 602, 606, 23 Lenina st., 
e-mail: ayarkov@rambler.ru
tel: 007 3452 45 55 70


Main activities:

The Regional laboratory of ethno-confessional relations and sociocultural analysis specializes in the study of ethnic and cross-religious relations for the purpose of understanding, and ultimately preventing extremism.


Types of activities:

  • Monitoring and administration of examinations commissioned by the government and law-enforcement machinery;

  • Editing  of scientific, educational and methodical literature;

  • Organizing seminars, ‘round table’ discussions, conferences and symposia.


Significant results of work:

  • Organizing and holding 46 international (including ‘Steller readings’),  all-Russian (including ‘Sulemanovsky readings’), regional (including ‘Tavdinsky readings’) readings; 
  • Carrying out 60 examinations and expert studies;

  • Collective monographs (including "Islam at the back of beyond", 2007);

  • Participation in compiling of  "Historical encyclopedia of Siberia" (2009), "History of Siberia" (in the press) and others.