Rozhanskiy Mikhail holds a Doctoral Award in Philosophy (his thesis were dedicated to history research methodology) and is a Research Director in Center for Independent Social Research  in Irkutsk. Previously he worked as Head of Department in Irkutsk Institute of Development of Education, Department of Sociology and Philosophy (1992-2002) and as a senior researcher in Irkutsk Сenter of Academia of Science (1988-1992). His research interests include social history of USSR, methodology of oral history and Social idealism. Mikhail is author of over 100 articles in Russian, English, French and German and 4 monographs.