Doctor of Philology, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Ural-Altaic Languages of the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Leading researcher at the Center for Comparative Studies at the Institute of Oriental Cultures of the Russian State University for the Humanities. Professor at the Institute of Classical Oriental and Antiquity, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”.
Deputy Chairman of the Russian Committee of Turkologists, editor-in-chief of the “Ural-Altai Research” journal, member of the editorial boards of the journals “Izvestiya RAS. Series of Literature and Language”, “Issues of Linguistic Relationship”, “Bulletin of the Russian State Humanitarian University-Linguistics”, “Russian Turkology”), etc.