Foundation structure

Nickolay Miklouho-Maclay

The Miklouho-Maclay Foundation Founder and Director

Top Specialist of the Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Valery Tishkov

Board of Trustees Chairman

Academic Secretary of the Historical and Philological Sciences Department of RAS; Science Director of the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography of RAS. Board member of the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia, member of the Russian International Affairs Council and Council for Science under the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Konstantin Bespalko

Board of Trustees Chairman

Developer. Graduated from the State Medical University of Samara, worked as a doctor in the Far East.

Igor Barinov

Board of Trustees Chairman

Head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities. Awarded with the IV class Order “For Merit to the Fatherland”, the Order of Courage, the Order “For Military Merit”, The “Medal of Suvorov”, the I,II,III class Medal “For Distinction in Military Service”, the Medal “For Strengthening Military Cooperation”

Hon. Members of the Miklouho-Maclay Foundation

Yuri Solomin

Soviet and Russian actor, theater and cinema director, theater pedagogue, the state and public figure. The People’s Artist of the USSR. The Maly State Academic Theater of Russia art-director. Made a huge contribution into the preservation of legacy and the popularization of Miklouho-Maclay’s achievements and humanistic ideas.
He is the director and the main role actor of the film about N.N. Miklouho-Maclay “Bereg ego zhizni” (“Coast of his life”).

Valery Surin and Irma Bruni

The translator and writer Valery Surin, his wife and colleague Irma Bruni examined the fate of the Russian pioneer N. N. Miklouho-Maclay, visited Oceania, the places of his first landing at the Cape Garagasi.
The Surin family financed the old memorial renewal, the construction of a protective wall of natural coral material around the Cape, where Maclay’s hut was located in 1871–1872. The sea would wash off the Cape with the monument if they had not assisted.

Expert board

Collegial Advisory Body

Dmitri Funk

Doctor of History. He graduated from the History Department of the Leningrad State University. Since 1957 he has been working at the RAS Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology. In 1971 and 1977 he was the leader of ethnographic teams of the expeditions on the research vessel “Dmitry Mendeleev”, during which he conducted field work on the Maclay Coast (New Guinea) and on other Islands of Oceania. Author of more than 300 works published in Russian, English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese

Alexander Massov

Professor, Head of the Saint-Petersburg Maritime Technical University History Department.
Graduated from the Leningrad University Faculty of History, Candidate and Doctor of Sciences. Author of 111 scientific works and several books, including the monograph “St. Andrew’s Flag under Crux” and “Russia and Australia in the Second Half of XIX Century” (1998).

Yegor Osipov

Doctor of Sociology, Professor.
In 2013, he has got the doctoral dissertation on the topic
“Institutionalization of social partnership as a condition for the small businesses development in Russia”.
From 1999 to the present, he has been working at the Sociology Department of the Public Administration Faculty of the MSU named after M.V. Lomonosov.

Igor Chininov

PhD in History, Research Scientist at the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies of the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnography RAS

Andrey Tutorsky

Docent of the MSU Ethnology Department.
Graduated from the Ethnology Department of the MSU Faculty of History. Laureate of the V. Potanin Foundation for Young Lecturers at MSU (2012) and the British Council Researcher Links program (2014).

Sophia Pale

PhD in History, Center for Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania of the Institute of Oriental Studies RAS

Kirill Starkov

Lawyer, specialist in the Judiciary.
Graduated from the North-West Branch of the Russian Academy of Justice (2011), graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Service and Economics (2015).
Currently operates in the Gazprom Neft Group Companies.

Lev Baron

Expert in the history of Saint-Petersburg. Local history guide. Graduated from the Leningrad Medical Institute of Sanitary and Hygiene

Dmitry Kumanovsky

Graduated from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (2002). Head of the Investment Company LMS Analytical Department (Saint-Petersburg), worked as a Stock Market and Corporate Law consultant at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in Saint-Petersburg. Participant of the Interfax petroleum market conferences, television and business press expert.

Arina Lebedeva

Works at the Australia, Oceania and Indonesia Department of Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera) RAS.
Graduated from the Ethnography Department of the SPbSU Faculty of History. Candidate of Historical Sciences.
Research interest: Micronesian people ethnography, Oceania peoples traditional navigation, issues of the Pacific Ocean exploration.

Our Team

Zholud Evgenia

Graduated from the Far Eastern Federal University with the “Geography” and “Public and Municipal Administration” specialization. Assistant manager.

Stolyarova Natalia

Graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University with a degree on «Engineer-Technologist in Materials Science» and Manager of Social Projects at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. 2nd Assistant to the Director in Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby) and Russia (Moscow).

Maleka Igor

Graduated from the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia with the “Social Psychology” specialization. The website technical support, administration, development.

Piratinskaya Daria

Graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University Faculty of History.
Works as a coordinator of educational programs at the museum and gallery of contemporary art Erarta.
Administrated the film crew, the scenario and concept during the expedition.

Bogdanov Alexey

Graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television as the Director of Fiction Film and TV Film, the workshop of the Honored Artist L.I. Menaker.
Worked as a production director of serials and documentaries.
Responsible for creating a documentary about the journey to Papua New Guinea.

Garin Artyom

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University, «Pacific Studies» Master Degree Programme. Author for the website of the «International Affairs» Journal. Field of studies: political and economic processes in the Asia-Pacific (Australia and Oceania, Indonesia, Myanmar, China) and Africa (Zimbabwe, South Africa).

Fefilova Eva

Graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University. Manages the volunteers staff, conducts lecture and educational activities, writes articles.

Our volunteers

Leonid Leusenko

Pupil of the Second Saint-Petersburg Gymnasium. Winner of the local history competition “The Great Travelers of Saint-Petersburg”, held by the Russian Geographical Society, with the work “Karaam-tamo from Petersburg” (about N.N. Miklouho-Maclay).

Maksim Miklouho-Maclay

9 grade pupil. Member of the ICC Artek geographic team by the Russian Geographical Society.

Maria Knyazeva

Shoots videos, helps to organize exhibitions.
Student of the Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology, Advertizing and Public Relations Course.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup volunteer, The Long Night of Museums volunteer 2017-2018, the SPIEF 2018 volunteer. Participant of the International Youth Forum “Baltic Artek”.
Hobbies: video and photography, traveling, dancing.