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Sergey L. Kravets

Head of the Chair of Governance and Canon Law at the Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies, leader of the Orthodox Encyclopaedia church scholarship centre, executive editor of the Great Russian Encyclopaedia publishers, and president of the Cultural Foundation «the Orthodox Encyclopaedia Cinema and Television Company».

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He was born on March 8, 1962, in Moscow.

From 1979-1984 he studied at Moscow State University.

After the graduation, he worked for the Znanie Publishers, Molodaya Gvardia Publishers and was a literary contributor to the Literaturnaya Uchyoba magazine. He studied at the post-graduate school of the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Philosophy.

From 1994-1996, he worked as editor-in-chief of the Valamo Monastery’s publishing department, which was transformed in 1997 into the Orthodox Encyclopaedia Church Scholarship Centre.

Since 2001, he is executive editor of the Great Russian Encyclopaedia, executive secretary of the Academic Editorial Board of the Great Russian Encyclopaedia.

He is a member of the Inter-Council Presence of the Russian Orthodox Church, the ROC Publishing Council, and the Synodal Theological Commission.

He is a member of the Russian Union of Writers and Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

He is also a member of the Board and Expert Council of the Metropolitan Makary (Bulgakov) Prize Foundation.

Scientific interests:

Church history, history of the Russian Orthodox Church, philosophy.

Major scholarly works and publications::

  1. «Эстетика Павла Флоренского» М.,1989 г.;
  2. Владимир Соловьев. Собрание сочинений. М. 1988г. Комментарий;
  3. Павел Флоренский. Сочинения. М., 1989-1992 г. Комментарий.

He is the author of several publications on religion and philosophy in Literaturnaya Uchyoba and Voprosy Filosofii magazines.


Church Orders of St Sergius of Radonezh, Class II (2007); St Sergius of Radonezh, Class III (2002), St Daniel of Moscow, Class II (May 2000), and St Innocent, Class III (2001).

In 1997, he was awarded the Medal of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow; in 2001, the Order of Friendship among Nations; in 2008, he was awarded the title of Honoured Television Worker.