Vostok. Afro-aziatskie obshchestva: istoriia i sovremennost', or Vostok (Oriens) is the leading peer-reviewed Russian academic journal in Asian and African studies.
It was founded in 1955 by the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and has been published by the Institute of Oriental Studies and the Institute of African Studies under the titles Sovetskoe vostokovedenie (1955–58), Problemy vostokovedeniia (1959–60), Narody Azii i Afriki (1961–1990), and Vostok Afro-aziatskie obshchestva: istoriia i sovremennost' since 1991.
Editor-in-Chief Deputy Doctor of Sciences (History), Leading Research Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies Moscow Profile Institute
Director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Corresponding Member of the RAS, Professor in the Department for African and Arab Studies of RUDN University Profile Institute