- 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
Social Development and Political Struggle.
- Since 1990 member of the
Medieval and Early Modern Department at the same Institute,
senior research fellow since 1996.
fellow, University of Aberdeen.
Sphere of research and interests:
and culture of Scotland,
- 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
the first complete
of the Diary of
General Patrick Gordon
(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).
biographical list is also being compiled: Lion
(in collaboration with Оleg
is the founder
and chairman of
the Moscow Caledonian
Club (since 1994), a
organisation uniting fans of Scotland and descendants of Scots
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
and Great Britain.