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SERGEY NICKOLAYEVICH PLEKHANOV,

Political writer, publicist, novelist

Laureate of Russian Literary awards

Chairman of Comission for International Liasons of Writers' Union (Moscow)
Member of Russian Palestinian Society

Born 15.08.1949 in Sverdlovsk , Russian Federation
Graduated from Moscow Institute of International Relations (1972) and Institute of Literature (1978)

Author of 11 books (political biographies, science fiction) published from 1984 to 2009.
Among them novels on Russian historical figures:

  1. Classics of Russian literature of the XIX century Sergey Maximov and Alexey Pissemsky (1986 and 1987);
  2. Science fiction dyilogy A Horseman That Lost His Way (1989), Breakfast on the Golgotha (2009) and An Iron Sky (to be published soon) on Middle East in different historical epochs;

Biographies of :
- Saddam Hussein, president of Iraq (Blood on the Sand, 2007);
- Aga-Khan IV, imam of shia Ismaili sect (Open palm, 2006);
- Qaboos bin Said, sultan of Oman (A Reformer on the Throne, 2003, published in Russian, Arabic, English, Urdu; German, Japanese and French to come soon);

From the end of the 90th Sergey Plekhanov has been writing on problems of modern Islamic societies. He published a number of articles on present-day political regime and religious situation in Iraq, Yemen, Brunei and on problems of Islam communities in Tajikistan, Kenya, Tanzania. He also wrote a number of articles dedicated to the traditional religions of the Orient, Africa and religious relicts of ancient Mesopotamia, Arabian peninsula and Tibet.
Author of two articles on Emir of Qatar, published during HHs first visit to Russia (2001) in leading Russian political news-papers (Rossiyskaya Gazeta and Nezavisimaya Gazeta)

Rossiyskaya Gazeta is most interested in publishing an interview with HH the Emir, if one is granted.

Sergey Plekhanov is an author of a documentary Different Faces of Democracy, dedicated to Arabic traditional society and political structure (2007). Analist of a Russian State Channel broadcasting in the Arab countries Russia Al Yaum.