Orientalist, Doctor of Historical Sciences
Head of the Department of History of Far East Countries, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St. Petersburg State University.
Since 2010, Prof. Kolotov has been the Director of Ho Chi Minh Institute in St. Petersburg State University (Vietnam studies). He is a member of the Russian National Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is an expert at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).
A member of the Expert Council of Intexpertise.