| About Author
Jakov A. Pleis, born in 1944. In 1971 he graduated from the faculty
of international relations of the Moscow state institute of
international relations of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a
speciality "expert in international relations, reviewer of Western
Since 1992 he is doctor of historical sciences, since 1994 - professor
of politologie chair. Member of Academy of political sciences since
1999. Deputy chairman of the Expert Counsil for Polical Sciense of the Highest Attestation
Commission of the Russian Federation Education Ministry, member of
editorial board of "Political Researches" magazine. The main place of
activity - head of chair of socio-political sciences of Finance Academy
under the Government of Russian Federation.
Scientific interests of Jakov Pleis lie mainly in international
relations, foreign policy and home politics of modern Russia. His main
works are associated to these themes.
The political science in Russia has found its institutional status at
the end of 80 years, that was expressed, on the one hand, in the
establishment of this discipline in the educational programs of all high
schools in Russia, and, on the other hand, in the creation of scientific
occupations in this discipline and, accordingly, in defendiny of
doctoral and candidate dissertations. So far it is possible to say that
from that time on began its revival on the qualitatively new basis.
Monitoring of political science in modern Russia is one constituent of
research activity of Jakov Pleis. Such activity, unconditional, is
important not only for the Russian scientists and politicians, but also
for foreign analyzers involved in the Russian problems and processes.
Not less important for the scientist and for politicians is the research
of problems linked to formation of a new system of international
relations and new foreign policy of Russia. This problematic also enters
in sphere of scientific interests of Jakov Pleis.
Finally, the author expresses hope, that his creativity will be
interesting and useful for the inquisitive reader.