Kolotov Vladimir N.

Doctor of Historical Sciences

Колотов В.Н.


  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11


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  • Russian (native),
  • Vietnemese (fluent),
  • English (fluent),
  • French (reading),
  • Chinese (reading)


  • April 2006: Doctor of Historical Sciences (Russian post PhD degree, Habilitation level). Habilitation Thesis “Religious Factor in Local Controlled Conflicts: South Vietnam during Colonization and Indochina Wars (1625–1975)”.
  • January 1998: Doctor, PhD in History. PhD Thesis “Religion and Politics in History of South Vietnam in 1945–1963”.
  • 1994–1997: Post graduate student.
  • 1986–1994: Student, graduated with honors from.
    1) Far East History Department and
    2) Department of the Chinese Philology


  • orientalist-historian,
  • orientalist-philologist


Professional positions:

  • Since 2010: Director of Ho Chi Minh Institute.
  • Since 2007: Professor, Far East History Department, SPbSU.
  • Since 2006: Head of the Far East History Department, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 1999–2005: Associate Professor Director, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 1998–1999: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.

Awards and honours

Professional and social activities:

  • Since 2011: Member of Russian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).
  • 2007–2013 Member of EuroSEAS board (elected in Paris (2004), reelected in Naples (2007), Gothenburg (2010) and Lisbon (2013)).
  • Since 2006 Member of NECAAS (Network of Centers of Asian and African Studies) in Europe.
  • Since 2004 Member of International Committee on Vietnamese Studies (elected in Hochiminh city, reelected in 2008).
  • Since 2002 Member of EuroViet board. Convenor of the V EuroViet International Conference on Vietnamese Studies “Modern Vietnam: Transitional Identities” in St. Petersburg, 28–30 May 2002, (165 participants from 15 countries). EuroViet — the conference held by European Association on Vietnamese Studies.

Research interests:

  • Geopolitical Situation and Regional Security in Eurasia
  • Security Architecture and current trends in Euraisa
  • Economical and Political Transformation in East Asia in XXI century
  • Conflict Management System
  • Human Rights and Religious Freedom Issues in International Relations,
  • Comparative analysis of American political and military involvement in Middle East, Central Asia and Southeast Asia (mainly Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam)
  • Coup d’Etat — theory and practice
  • Religious Factor in Vietnamese Political and Military History in Modern Time,
  • Pacification Strategy of the French and U.S. in Vietnam,
  • Religious-Political Situation in South Vietnam,
  • Indochinese Wars (1946–1954, 1965–1975),
  • New Religions and Regional Security


  • History of Vietnam
  • History of Cambodia
  • Politico-economical and security situation in East Asia
  • Modernisation in South East Asia
  • Religious Sects in Vietnam

PhD students:

  • Ekaterina Sidorova. A comparative analysis of the activities of missionaries of the Jesuit order in China and Vietnam on the example of Matteo Ricci and Alexander de Roda (late XVI — mid-XVII centuries). (2009–2012, degree obtained in 2012)
  • Anastasia Pyleva. The history of the development of political relations between France and the Kingdom of Thailand (Siam) and its role in international relations at the present stage (2010–2013, degree obtained in 2012)
  • Ekaterina Pugacheva. The phenomenon of military coups in the recent history of Thailand in the context of the system of national and regional security (XX-XXI centuries). (2010–2015, degree obtained in 2016)

Publications: 160, including 2 monographs