Centre for Global and Strategic Studies

Leading Researcher

Doctor of Geography, Professor

SPIN RSCI AuthorID:: 301805
IstinaResearcherID: 11087972
ResearcherID: S-7991-2017
Scopus AuthorID: 55905234500
ORCID: 0000-0001-9984-6054

• Religions and new ideologies as factors of international relations
• Economic and political aspects of migration processes in Africa
• Human geography of Africa

Тел.: +7 (495) 695-66-50
e-mail: stgorohov@yandex.ru


• Problems of globalization and regionalization in the world economy and international economic relations. Global problems of our time and Africa. Global changes and the concept of sustainable development.
• New Bipolarity and New Imperialism. Global imperial reconstruction. Changes in the global balance of power. External coercion, economic aggression and economic wars. Developmental problems. Africa in a new world order and balance of power.
• Geoeconomic and geopolitical competition in Africa. Mass movement management and social construction in Africa. Strategic communications and Africa.
• International security system. Ways to prevent and resolve international and internal conflicts. Combating international terrorism and countering extremism.
• National security of Russia and Africa. Problems of information security and sovereignty of African countries. Media addiction systems. Information aggression.
• National interests and strategy of Russia in the world and in Africa. Fundamental and applied issues of Russian-African relations. Russian business in Africa.


    BEKKIN RENAT IRIKOVICH Leading Researcher - Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 271766
      • Islamic economy
      • Islamic finance
      • Muslim law

    SHAROVA ANNA YURIEVNA Senior Researcher - Ph.D.
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 914760
    ResearcherID: B-3022-2018
    Scopus Author ID: 57189250225
    ORCID: 0000-0003-4439-9028
      • Energy-demographic situation in the Arab countries of Asia
      • International cooperation in the power industry of the Arab countries of Asia

    ZAKHAROV IVAN ANDREEVICHSenior Researcher, PhD (Geography)
    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 223081
    IstinaResearcherID: 63846124
    Researcher ID: S-8006-2017
    Scopus AuthorID: 57201618977
    ORCID: 0000-0003-3838-169X
      • Spatial development of religions in Africa
      • Religious competition
      • Inter-communal conflicts
      • The role of Christian churches in the socio-economic and political development of African countries

    PIN RSCI AuthorID: 1036494
      • Development of economic infrastructure in African countries
      • Applied issues of Russian-African economic cooperation

      • deputy. chapters. editor of the journal "Scientific Notes of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences

    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 1154090
      • African migration in China
      • Cross-border migration in Africa
      • Religious identity in the contemporary world

    ORCID: 0000-0001-8329-0549
      • international relations, India-Africa relations
      • great powers on the African continent

    SPIN RSCI AuthorID: 1174040


        KULAKOVA POLINA OLEGOVNA Junior Researcher
        ORCID: 0000-0002-2224-6138
          • Africa in the system of international relations
          • humanitarian cooperation, peacekeeping issues in Africa

        MITINA VARVARA KIRILLOVNA Junior Researcher
        ORCID: 0000-0002-5933-6452
          • North African construction sector
          • ecological development of North Africa

        SAENKO ALEXEY NIKOLAEVICH junior researcher


        • Africa: Colonizers’ Unpaid Debt / ed. By I. Abramova. – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2023. – 122 p.
        • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Contemporary Issues in African Studies and Socio-Economic Development: Selected Articles and Academic Papers (2012–2022) – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2022. – 480 p.
        • Agafoshin M.M. From «the Fertile Crescent» to «the Dangerous Island»: Arab Migration into European Countries. – Moscow: Inst. for African Studies, RAS, 2023. – 222 p.
        • Africa: Sanctions, Elites and Sovereign Development. – Moscow: Institute for African Studies of the RAS, 2021. – 368 p.
        • Transformations of Global Confessional Geospace: The Phenomenon of “Parallel” Societies in the System of International Political Relations / L.A. Andreeva, S.A. Gorokhov, R.V. Dmitriev et al. – St. Petersburg: Vladimir Dal’ Publ., 2021. – 549 p.
        • Fituni L.L. Terrorist Financing in Africa under the New Normality of a Post-Pandemic World // New Frontiers of Terrorism in Africa: Proceedings of Colloquium, Glen Segell, Sergey Kostelyanets, Hussein Solomon (eds), Haifa: University of Haifa, 2021. pp. 64–73
        • Zakharov I.A. Geodraphy of Religions: Transformation of the African Religious Landscape: Monograph / Foreword – prof. L. Fituni – Moscow: Inst. for African Studies, RAS, 2020. – 148 p.
        • Bekkin R.I. People of reliable loyalty… Muftiates and the State in Modern Russia. Stockholm: Södertörn University, 2020. 406 p.
        • The Concept of Traditional Islam in Modern Islamic Discourse in Russia / Ed. by Renat Bekkin. Sarajevo: Center for Advanced Studies, 2020.
        • Zakharov I.A., Gorokhov S.A. Integration and disintegration effects of the transformation of the confessional space of Africa // in: Civilizational alternatives of Africa. Vol. III. –Moscow: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 2020. P. 43–63.
        • Агафошин М.М., Горохов С.А., Дмитриев Р.В., Лобжанидзе А.А., Заяц Д.В. Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Lobzhanidze A.A., Zayats D.V. Geography of the population with the basics of demography: a tutorial. – Moscow: UNITY-DANA, 2020. 83 p.

        • Abramova I.O., Sharova A.Yu. Geostrategic risks in the transition to green technologies (on the example of Africa) // Geology of ore deposits. 2023. Vol. 65, No. 5. pp. 428-443. DOI
        • Gorokhov S.A., Agafoshin M.M., Dmitriev R.V. Migration crisis in the East Africa region // Vostok (Oriens). 2023. No. 1. pp. 50-62.DOI
        • Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Zakharov I.A. Christianity, Islam and Traditional Religions: Cyclical Interaction in Africa // Tomsk State University Journal. 2023. No. 486. pp. 124–136. DOI
        • Dmitriev R.V., Shuper V.A. Axiomatic foundation of central place theory: Revision from the standpoint of the Russian school // Regional Research of Russia. 2023. Vol. 13, no. 4. P. 751–757. DOI
        • Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev, R.V. Spatial transformation of the migration system during the crisis // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Earth Sciences. Vol. 68, No. 1. pp. 29– DOI
        • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Ways to increase the effectiveness of Russia's African strategy in the conditions of the crisis of the existing world order // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2022. Vol. 92, No. 9. pp. 837– DOI
        • Fituni L., Abramova I. Developing Countries in the New Equation of the Post-Crisis World Order. // World Eсonomy and International Relations. 2022. Vol. 66, No. 11, pp. 5– DOI
        • Fituni L.L. Text and Meanings: Introduction to the Hermeneutics of the New World Order// Journal of the Institute for African Studies. 2022. No. 2(59). pp. 5–16. DOI
        • Bekkin R.I., Shnyrkova A.S. Islamic Tourism in Africa. // MGIMO Review of International Relations. 2022. Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 230–248. DOI
        • Zakharov I.A. The expansion of Pentecostalism in Africa // Asia and Africa today. No.12. pp. 77–84. DOI
        • Zakharov I.A. State Regulation of the Activities of Faith-Based Organizations in African Countries in the Late 20th – Early 21st Centuries: Macro-Regional Tendencies // Istoriya. Vol. 13. Issue 6(116). DOI
        • Aleshin K.A., Sugakov G.K. The New Contours of the Russia ‒ Africa Partnership: The Economic, Political, Cultural-Humanitarian and Youth Dimensions. // Lomonosov World Politics Journal. 2022. Vol. 14, No. 1. pp. 192– DOI
        • Agafoshin M.M., Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V. Refugees from Syria and Iraq in Sweden: Resettlement during the migration crisis // Baltic Region. 2022. Vol. 14, no. 4. pp. 98–112. DOI
        • Andreev N.D. Migration policy of Senegal within the framework of ECOWAS // Voprosy Istorii. 2022. No. 11-2. pp. 144–151. DOI
        • Mitina V.K. Development of Smart Cities in North Africa. // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2022. Vol.15, No. 4. pp. 23–40. DOI
        • Gorokhov S.A., Dmitriev R.V., Agafoshin M.M. Religion and the state: types of relations in the market of religions // Politeia. 2022. No. 3. pp. 65–79. DOI
        • Fituni L.L. Religion, elites and sanctions in northeast Africa: Regional impacts of superpower messianism // Politics and Religion Journal. 2021. Vol. 15, No. 1. P. 27–48.
        • Zakharov I.A., Dmitriev R.V. African Focus of the Global Sanctions Policy: Historical Stages // Vostok (Oriens). No 6. pp.143–156. DOI
        • Баринов А.К., Сугаков Г.К., Алешин К.А. Россия и Африка в современном мире: новые вызовы и перспективы сотрудничества // Азия и Африка сегодня. 2021. № 3. С. 71–77. DOI
        • Barinov A.K, Sharova A.Yu. Infrastructure development in Africa (East African Transport) // Asia and Africa today. 2021. No 7. pp. 38–46.
        • Zakharov I.A., Dmitriev R.V. Communal Conflicts in the Context of the Religious Landscape Transformation (Case Study of Nigeria) // Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seria 5, Geografia. 2021. No 5. pp. 149–160. DOI
        • Fituni L.L., Abramova I.O. Political Theory of Decolonization: Essentials of Modern Reading. // Polis. Political Studies. 2020. No. 6. pp. 26–40. DOI
        • Fituni L., Abramova I. Developing Countries in the Political Economy of the Post-Coronavirus World. // World Eсonomy and International Relations. 2020. Vol. 64, No. 9. pp. 5–14. DOI
        • Sharova A.Yu. Investment in the Electricity Sector of Africa and Its Role in Overcoming the Continent’s Energy Poverty. // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2020. Vol. 13, No. 6. pp. 181–197. DOI
        • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. The new strategy of Russia in the African direction // Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Vol. 90. No. 11. pp. 1067–1076.
        • Abramova I.O. Coronavirus in Africa: Socio-Economic and Political Consequences // Outlines of global transformations: politics, economics, law. 2020. Vol. 13, No. 5. pp. 38–56.
        • Abramova I.O., Fituni L.L. Russia’s new strategy on Africa // Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 2020. Vol. 90. No. 6. P. 688–696.
        • Dmitriev R.V., Gorokhov S.A., Zakharov I.A. Spatial Expansion of Islamic Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin: Current Situation and Prospective Directions // Filosofia Theoretica. 2020. Vol. 9, No. 1. P. 47–61. DOI