Education: Studied at the Art History Department in Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of History (1983).
Mentors: V.P. Vygolov, A.I. Komech, D.V. Sarabyanov, A.B. Sterligov, V.L. Yanin.
PhD: Origin and formation of Pskov architectural tradition (1989). Academic Supervisor A.I. Komech.
Doctoral Thesis (The Higher Doctorate): Pskov architecture of the 16th century (1997).
Key research interests: History of Medieval Rus’ and Byzantine architecture; architectural archaeology; links between Western European, Byzantine and Medieval Rus’ architecture.
Archaeological Field Excavations: in North-Western and Central regions of Russia (stone churches of North-Western and North-Eastern Russia); Head of the Novgorod Architectural and Archaeological Expedition (1996–2001), Head of Novgorod Architectural and Archaeological Team (since 2005).
Псковская архитектура XIV–XV веков. М., 1992;
Псковская архитектура XVI века. М., 1996;
Новгородская архитектура на Шелони. М., 2001;
Килисе Джами: Столичная архитектура Византии. М., 2008.