Leading Russian sinologist, Doctor of Historical Sciences
From 2008-2010, he was the director of the Centre for Strategic China Studies at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. Since 2010, he has headed the School of Asian Studies at the Higher School of Economics. He is a member of the Academic Council of the Higher School of Economics. Professor Maslov has authored a dozen books on Chinese culture and he is a consultant at leading Russian companies on issues of interaction with Asian countries. A member of the Expert Council of Intexpertise.