Anastasia V. Mitrofanova is the Chair of Political Science, Church-State Relations and the Sociology of Religion at the Russian Orthodox University of St John the Divine, Professor at the Financial University at the Government of the Russian Federation. She received her M.A. (1994) and Ph.D. (1998) in Political Science from the Moscow State University, her Dr.habilitat degree – from the Diplomatic Academy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation (2005). In 1998-2012 she was Director of the Center for Euroatlantic Studies at the Diplomatic Academy. Anastasia Mitrofanova’s research interests include: religious politicization, fundamentalism, Orthodox Christianity and politics, nationalism in post-Soviet states, religiopolitical movements. Main publications: Politizatsiia ‘pravoslavnogo mira’ (Moskva: Nauka, 2004); The Politicization of Russian Orthodoxy: Actors and Ideas (Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2005).