Biography:

Dr

Email: dr.fedosov@gmail.com

  • 1979–82 studied at the International Law Faculty, Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
  • 1986 graduated from the History Faculty, Moscow State University (Department of Medieval History).
  • 1986–89 post-graduate under Professor Е.V. Gutnova at the Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences. 1990 completed and defended his thesis Scotland from the 11th to early 14th century: Social Development and Political Struggle.
  • Since 1990 member of the Medieval and Early Modern Department at the same Institute, senior research fellow since 1996. 

Honorary research fellow, University of Aberdeen.

Sphere of research and interests:
  • history and culture of Scotland, Russia and Ukraine, Scottish diaspora, 
  • Russo-Scottish links from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 
  • Military history, heraldry and genealogy. History of music, architecture and visual arts. 
  • For 20 years Dr Fedosov has been involved with the first complete scholarly edition of the Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries (1635–1699), principal advisor to Tsar Peter the Great, both in the original and Russian translation (five volumes are published in each language, the final one is being sent to print). 
  • A biographical list is also being compiled: Lion Rampant to Double Eagle. Scots in Russia, 1500–1700 (in collaboration with Оleg Nozdrin).

Dr Fedosov is the founder and chairman of the Moscow Caledonian Club (since 1994), a non-profit public organisation uniting fans of Scotland and descendants of Scots in Russia.

 In 2007 he was member of the board and chief expert of Russia’s first military tattoo held in Moscow’s Red Square, The Kremlin Zoria, whose title was his own idea.

 He is also co-author and participant of several TV and radio programmes on Russia-Scotland historical links released in both Russia and Great Britain. 

Fedosov  Dmitry
Fedosov Dmitry