Aleksey Yudin, Professor of the Russian State University of Humanities

Aleksey Yudin
Professor, History of Religion
Professor, Russian State University of Humanities

1963 - Born in Moscow
1987 - Graduates, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
1988 - Bibliographer, later senior bibliographer and then senior researcher, Religious Literature Department, All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature
1995 - Receives Masters, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome
1996 - Presents and writes weekly magazine programme,“Dar”, Moscow Catholic radio station
1996 - Assistant Professor, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Moscow
1996 - Assistant Professor, St. Andrew’s Biblical Theological College, Moscow
1999 - Intern, Catholic University of Nimegan, the Netherlands
1998 - Scientific editor and secretary, Russian Catholic Encyclopaedia
1999 - Professor, Russian State University of Humanities, Moscow
2001 - Member, Pontifical Council of Laity
Aleksey Yudin is a leading expert in the history of religion. His areas of interest are: the history of Christian churches in Europe, ecumenism, the history of and the current state of Catholicism in Russia. He is the author of more than 20 scientific publications, more then 10 articles for the Russian as well as the foreign media and he has also written in excess of one hundred articles for the Russian Catholic encyclopaedia. Today, Aleksay Yudin is a Professor of  the History of religion in Russia, the history of the Catholic Church and the interconfessional dialogue at the Russian State University of Humanities. He also wrote and presented a weekly magazine programme for a Catholic radio station in Moscow devoted to the history and present problems in Catholic-Orthodox relations and the history of Catholicism in Russia during the last 15 years or so.
The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has made a third visit to the Vatican. While the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches can't start open dialogue, the political co-operation between Russia and the Vatican is developing. But diplomacy is never a one way street which is why many analysts and politicians are debating when the Pope will make a visit to Moscow in return.This could be when religion matters the most. What are the differences between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches? And can politicians settle religious disputes? Aleksey Yudin, Professor of the Russian State University of Humanities, is on Spotligh to tell us more.