Hi, I have a Ph.D. in Russian history. My particular area of research is Russian medieval history and ecclesiastical history, especially medieval Novgorod the Great, but I am broadly interested in wider Russian and Eastern European history, the Mongol Empire, and western European medieval history.

Красота спасёт мир.

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To Mcpaul1998, for his tireless contributions on the early Russian history, do hereby award this token of esteem. --Drieakko 20:05, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

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I, Alex Bakharev (talk), award you this Barnstar of National Merit for your fine contributions to the articles on medieval Rus Alex Bakharev (talk) 09:58, 24 December 2007 (UTC)