Dmitry Oparin is a research fellow in the Institute for Social Policy (Centre for Qualitative Social Policy Research), National Research University Higher School of Economics. In 2009, he got a MA degree in history at Moscow State University. In 2015, Oparin became PhD in Ethnography, Ethnology and Anthropology on the subject “Variability of the Contemporary Ritual Space in Novoe Chaplino and Sireniki, Chukotka, Russia”.