Specialist in African hist, and ethnography. For a long time associate, Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Science. 1949-1957 Assistant Chief Editor, since 1957 member, Editor Board, journal “Sovetskaya etnografiya” (Soviet Ethnography).
1956 member, group of Soviet archeologists in Egypt, and attended 5th International Congress of Ethnographers and Anthropologists, Philadelphia. 1957 worked in Ghana archives in Accra where he simultaneously gave numerous lectures and speeches. 1958 Deputy Director, Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Science.
1958 member, Soviet delegation at Conference of African Peoples, Accra. 1960 attended 25th International Congress of Orientalists, Moscow, reading paper on ‘‘Feudalism Among the Ashanti”. 1960 attended 6th International Congress of Ethnographers and Anthropologists, Paris, where he was elected Secretary, Organization Committee convening next congress in Moscow.
Со-Editor, ethnographical survey ‘‘Narody Afriki” (The Peoples of Africa) (1954) in series “Narody Mira” (Peoples of the World). Presently at work on book entitled “Narody zolotogo berega v borbe za nezavisimost” (The Peoples of the Gold Coast in their Struggle for Independence).