Centre for Tropical African Studies

Head of the Centre

Tatiana DENISOVA, Ph.D. (Hist.)

    • Political issues in Tropical Africa
    • Political Leadership in Tropical Africa

Phone. (495) 695-70-20
tsden@hotmail.com


The main fields of the Centre's Studies:

• Fundamental problems of country and regional studies in African Studies.
• External and internal factors of the development of the countries of Tropical Africa.
• The evolution of political systems and forms of government in the countries of Tropical Africa; countries and subregions of Africa in Political Science; forecasting political development of the countries of the continent.
• The evolution of traditional political structures in Tropical Africa.
• The evolution of political leadership in Tropical Africa; typology of political leadership in Africa.
• Internal and interstate conflicts in Tropical Africa; conflict resolution studies.
• The role of regional economic and political organisations; country and subregional features and challenges of integration in Africa.
• Countries of Tropical Africa in the system of international relations and global economy; foreign policy and foreign economic cooperation of the countries of Tropical Africa; foreign policies of particular African countries and their bilateral relations with Russia.


The Centre's Research Fellows:

    Yuri VINOKUROV, Doctor of History, Leading researcher
      Socio-economic and political problems of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Vasily FILIPPOV, Doctor of History, Leading researcher
      International relations, African policy of France.
      Federalism and regional politics of African countries

    Natalia VINOGRADOVA, Ph.D. (Econ.), Senior Research Fellow
      Economic and socio-political problems of CAR, Chad and the Republic of Congo

    Lyubov PROKOPENKO, Ph.D. (History), Senior Researcher
      Political Problems of African countries South of the Sahara
      Political PR in African countries South of the Sahara
      Political Leadership in African countries South of the Sahara

    Christina TURINSKAYA, Ph.D. (History), Senior Researcher (joint)
      Political development, national question, statehood, federalism and regional integration in Africa
      Political history of Cameroon and Gabon

    Svetlana SHLYONSKAYA, Research Fellow
      Economic and socio-political problems of Madagascar, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi

    Andrey ELEZ, Ph.D. (Phil.), Senior Research Fellow
      Theory of ethnology
      Sociology of national relations
      Economic, political and ideological relations in Tropical Africa



Main Publications:

2016

  • ECOWAS. Problems of Regional Integration: Collected articles (ed. A. Elez.). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2016. 282 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-182-1
  • Denisova T.S. Tropical Africa: Political Leadership Evolution (ed. Yu. Vinokurov). Мoscow: IAS RAS, 2016. 596 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-181-4
  • Filippov V.R. "Fransafric": the shadow of the Elysee Palace over the Black Continent. Moscow, 2016. Ser. Information wars and color revolutions. ISBN 978-5-9912-0643-3
  • Denisova T.S. Gambia: from Jawara to Jammeh. Asia and Africa today, 2016. № 4, Pp. 34–40. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Denisova T.S. Uganda: Yowery Museveni and the Problem of Political Longeviyy. Asia and Africa today, 2016. № 11. Pp. 34–41. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Prokopenko L.Ya. Victory of the Opposition at the Elections in Zambia: Political Pluralism in Action. Asia and Africa today, 2016. № 1. Pp. 47–51. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Prokopenko L.Ya. Prospects for gender changes at the top of the government in the Republic of South Africa. Woman in Russian Society, 2016. № 4 (81). Рp. 43–57. DOI: 10.21064/WinRS.2016.4.4, ISSN 1992–2892
  • Turinskaya H.M. Fate of Political Integration in Africa: East African Community. Asia and Africa today, 2016. № 6. Pp. 30–35. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Turinskaya H.M. Socio-political Dynamics in Zanzibar: Origins of the 1964 Revolution.. Issues of History, 2016. № 8. Рр. 33–45. ISSN 0042–8779
  • Filippov V.R., Filippova E.I. Chained by one chain. New literary review. 2016. № 6 (142). Pp. 110–128. ISSN 2309-9968
  • Filippov V.R. Chad: a war of all against all. International Relations, 2016. № 1. P. 92–105.
  • Shlenskaya S.M. Role of TANZAM in Tanzania’s economy. Journal of the Institute for African Studies, 2016. № 2-3 (36-37). Pp. 62–67. ISSN 2412-5717


2017

  • Traditional and Modern Medicine in Africa: Collected articles (ed. Т.S. Denisova). Мoscow: IAS RAS, 2017. 228 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-194-4
  • Ghana: 60 Years of Independence: Collected articles (ed. Т.S. Denisova). Мoscow: IAS RAS, 2017. 268 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-204-0
  • Vinogradova N.V., Sagoyan L.Yu. Republic of Chad. Мoscow: IAS RAS, 2017, 192 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-208-8
  • Shlenskaya S.M. Republic of Burundi. Мoscow: IAS RAS, 2017. 196 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-207-1
  • Vinogradova N.V. Central African Republic before and after the Coup d’Etat 2013. Asia and Africa today, 2017. № 1. Pp. 47–52. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Denisova T.S. “The Emergence of Africa”: Problems and Prospects. Asia and Africa today, 2017. № 8. Pp. 44–48. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Prokopenko L.Ya. National Symbols of African Countries: National Flags. Asia and Africa today, 2017. № 8. Pp. 33–36. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Prokopenko Liubov. The system-forming role of political leadership in the development of relations between Russia and the countries of Southern Africa. Journal of the Institute for African Studies, 2017. № 2 (39). Рp. 16–30. ISSN 2412-5717
  • Turinskaya H.M. The Comoros: “The Most Federal” Country in Africa? Asia and Africa today, 2017. № 6. Pp. 37–42. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Filippov V.R. François Mitterrand's African politics. World Politics, 2017. № 1. Pр. 81–94. DOI: 10.7256 / 2409-8671.2017.1.21714
  • Filippov V.R. “Fransafric” and Ethics in International Relations. Vestnik RUDN. International Relations, 2017. T. 17. № 2. Pр. 402–415. DOI: 10.22363 / 231306602017172402415
  • Filippov V.R. East African Community: From an Intergovernmental Organization to a Federal State? International Law and International Organizations, 2017. № 3. Pр. 53–72. DOI: 10.7256 / 2454-0633.2017.3.23347.
  • Filippov V.R. French Colonial Empire: Beginning of the End. Genesis: Historical Research, 2017. № 9. Pp. 1–14. DOI: 10.25136 / 2409-868X.2017.9.23951.
  • Shlenskaya S.M. Burundi: vectors of political development after the 2015 presidential elections. Journal of the Institute for African Studies, 2017. № 1 (38). Pp. 84–99. ISSN 2412-5717
  • Elez A.J. On the Issue of the Conflict Potential of the Religious Factor in Modern Nigeria. Convergent and Divergent Processes in the Religious Life of the World and Ukraine. Odessa: Fridman O.S., 2017. Pp. 146–170 (Comparative Studies of Religion. Issue 12). ISBN 978-966-96181-38-7.
  • Elez A.J. Ethnology and Fascism: on the Issue of Theoretical Sources of the Modern Concept of “Civil” Nation. Education and law, 2017. Issue 6. Pp. 230–240. ISSN: 2076-1503. – 2017.


2018

  • Senegal Yesterday and Today: Collected articles (ed. А. Elez). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2018. 224 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-215-6
  • Africa: political portraits: Collected articles (ed. T.S. Denisova). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2018. 198 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-224-8
  • East African Community. Integration problems: Collected articles (ed. N. Vinogradova). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2018. 204 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-225-5
  • Prokopenko L.Ya. Women and Power (Southern Africa countries). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2018. 206 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-217-0
  • Denisova T.S., Kostelyanets S.V. Uganda: from the Holy Spirit Movement to the Lord's Resistance Army: Remarks on Christian Terrorism in Africa. Vostok / ORIENS, 2018, № 3. Pp. 95–106. DOI: 10.31857/S086919080000048-9, ISSN 0869-1908
  • Denisova T.S. China and Nigeria: Mechanisms of Cooperation. Vestnik RUDN. International Relations, 2018. Т. 18. № 3. С. 673–685. DOI: 10.22363/2313-0660-2018-18-3-673-685, ISSN 2313-0660
  • Prokopenko L. Ya. The Principle ‘One Zambia, One Nation’: Fifty Years Later. Social Evolution & History. Studies in the Evolution of Human Societies, 2018. ‘Uchitel’ Publishing House. Vol. 17, № 1. Рp. 60–75. DOI: 10.30884/seh/2018.01.04, ISSN 1681-4363
  • Prokopenko L. Ya. “White” Portraits in the African Political Gallery. Asia and Africa today, 2018. № 7. Pp. 34–39. ISSN 0321-5075
  • Turinskaya Kh.M. The Mayotte Regionalism and the Comoros Federalism. Vostok / Oriens, 2018. № 2. Рр. 131–141. DOI: 10.7868/S0869190818020127, ISSN 0869-1908.
  • Filippov V.R., Dolgov K.D. Intervention of the great powers in the affairs of the sovereign states of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Asia and Africa today, 2018. № 1. Pp. 65–66. DOI: 10.31857 / S032150750000872-1, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Filippov V.R. Concepts of "Ethnos" and "Nation" in the Terminological Continuum in Works by D. Olderogge. Journal of the Institute for African Studies, 2018. № 1. Pp. 79–97.
  • DOI: 10.31132 / 2412-5717-2018-42-1-79-97, ISSN 2412-5717.


2019

  • Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa: Achievements, Problems, Prospects: Collected articles (ed. A. Elez). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2019. 250 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-238-5
  • Guinea yesterday and today: Collected articles (ed. T. Denisova). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2019. 240 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-239-2
  • Denisova T.S. Nigeria: the Results of Muhammadu Buhari’s First Presidential Term and the 2019 General Election. Asia and Africa today, 2019. № 8. Pp. 37–42.
  • DOI: 10.31857/S032150750005775-4, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Denisova T.S., Kostelyanets S.V. The European Union, China and Africa: Trilateral Security Cooperation. Vostok / ORIENS, 2019. № 5. Pp. 114–125. DOI: 10.31857/S086919080006224-3, ISSN 0869-1908
  • Prokopenko L. Ya. Political Stability and Characteristics of National Building in Zambia (on the Occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence of Zambia). Asia and Africa today, 2019. № 9. Pp. 39–45. DOI: 10.31857/S032150750006272-1, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Krylova N.L., Xenofontova N.A., Prokopenko L.Ya., Grishina N.V. Gender dimension of Africa (On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Russian gender studies of Africa). Woman in Russian Society, 2019. № 2. Рр. 32–42. DOI: 10.21064/WinRS.2019.2.3, ISSN 1992–2892
  • Tur`inskaya Kh.M. East Africa: Regional Political Integration. World Economy and International Relations, 2019. Vol. 63. № 7. Рр. 67–75. DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2019-63-7-67-75, ISSN 0131-2227
  • Filippov V.R., Filippova E. Is an ethnic paradigm necessary when understanding cultural diversity? Siberian Historical Research, 2019. № 1. Pp. 181–186. DOI: 10.17223 / 2312461X / 23/11, ISSN 2312-461X
  • Shlenskaya S.M. The Role of the AU and SADC in resolving political crises in Madagascar. African Conflicts and Crises: Causes and Solutions. Moscow: IAS RAS, 2019, 270 p. Pp. 182–191. ISBN 978-5-91298-233-0
  • Elez A.J. On the Place of National Specifics of Everyday Consciousness in the Political Culture of African Societies. Bulletin of the Institute of World Civilizations, 2019. Vol. 10. Issue 4(25). Pp. 83–95. ISSN: 2587-6236.


2020

  • Africa: Political Development and the Army (ed. T.S. Denisova). Moscow: IAS RAS, 2020. 380 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-250-7
  • Shlenskaya S.M. Republic of Madagascar. Moscow: IAS RAS, 2020. 242 p. ISBN 978-5-91298-255-2
  • Denisova T.S., Kostelyanets S.V. West Africa: The evolution of traditional institutions of power. Historical Issues, 2020, № 12. Pp. 110–123. DOI: 10.31166/VoprosyIstorii202012Statyi09. ISSN 0042–8779
  • Denisova T.S., Kostelyanets S.V. Guinea-Bissau: political leadership and electoral processes. Asia and Africa today, 2020. № 4. Pp. 34–41. DOI: 10.31857/S032150750009090-1, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Denisova T.S., Kostelyanets S.V. Warlords to Politicians: The Transformation of Rebel Leaders in Africa (on the Example of Sierra Leone). Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law, 2020. Vol. 13, № 3. Pp. 214–231. DOI: 10.23932/2542-0240-2020-13-3-12, ISSN 2542-0240
  • Prokopenko L.Ya. The First Lady institution in the countries of Africa as a phenomenon of political life. Asia and Africa today, 2020. № 11. Pp. 34–41. DOI: 10.31857/S032150750012185-5, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Prokopenko Liubov. Land Reform in Zimbabwe: a Balance of Political Expediency and Economic Inevitability? Journal of the Institute for African Studies, 2020. № 2 (51)ю Рр. 14–29. DOI: 10.31132/2412-5717-2020-51-2-14-29, ISSN 2412-5717
  • Filippov V.R. Why did we come here? Ethnographic Review, 2020. № 2. Pp. 112–115. DOI: 10.31857 / S086954150009606-6, ISSN 0869-5415
  • Filippov V.R. E. Macron's tour of the Horn of Africa. Asia and Africa today, 2020. No. 1. Pp. 10-16. DOI: 10.31857 / S032150750008159-6, ISSN 0321-5075
  • Filippov V.R. "Bad news" for Emmanuel Macron. Asia and Africa Today, 2020. № 4. P. 4–12. DOI: 10.31857 / S032150750009087-7, ISSN 2313-0679
  • Elez A.J. The Results of World War II and the Modern History of Sub-Saharan Africa. Bulletin of the Institute of World Civilizations, 2020. Vol. 11. Issue 2(27). Pp. 65–74. ISSN: 2587-6236.
  • Elez A.J. Elections as One of the Indicators of the Level of Political Culture in the Countries of Tropical Africa. Bulletin of the Institute of World Civilizations, 2020. Vol. 11. No. 4(29). Pp. 67–77. ISSN: 2587-6236.