Vorontsov, Alexander V.

Vorontsov, Alexander V.

Department for Korean and Mongolian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Contemporary international relations on the Korean peninsula, in East Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region,
modern Korean history,
the Korean problem in international relations,
inter-Korean relations, economy of the Republic of Korea and the DPRK

PhD in History. 

Born on February 20, 1958.

Alexander V. Vorontsov is currently the Head of the Department for Korean and Mongolian Studies at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russia Academy of Sciences. He also holds post as Russian Military Science Academy Professor. He repeatedly takes part at the “track 1.5″ and “track 2” conferences dealing with the security situation in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia. He was visiting professor at the Hanguk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul from 1998 to 2000; at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, in 2009, 2012 and 2020; at the Akita International University, Japan, in 2015. Also, he was a member of the faculty of Yonsei University International Summer School in Seoul in 2010, and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., in 2005-2006. Graduated from Asia Pacific-Center for Security Studies Executive Courses in Honolulu in 2005. Dr. Vorontsov served as second secretary in the Russian Federation’s Embassy in Pyongyang from 2000 to 2002. He was the member of the Russian part of the Russia-DPRK, Russia-ROK Intergovernmental Commission dealing with trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation and associate professor at MGIMO University from 2012 to 2022.

Dr. Vorontsov studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Pyongyang Kim Il Sung University. Dr. Vorontsov holds Ph.D. in history from the Institute of Oriental Studies at the USSR Academy of Sciences.

PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2013.


  • Воронцов А.В. Транспорт Республики Корея // Транспорт стран Востока / Редактор-составитель: И.Ю. Авдаков, А.В. Акимов. М.: ИВ РАН, 2022. — 380 с.
  • Воронцов А.В. Межкорейские отношения в условиях пандемии коронавируса // Современные проблемы Корейского полуострова. 2021. С. 66–74. 
  • Воронцов А.В. Морской транспорт Республики Корея: Современной состояние, проблемы и перспективы // Восточная Аналитика. 2021. Т. 12. № 1. С. 51–66. 
  • Воронцов А.В. Что будет на Корейском полуострове в ближайшее десятилетие? // Международная жизнь. 2021. № 1. С. 122–130. 
  • Воронцов А.В., Понька Т.И., Варпаховскис Э. Концепция «средней силы»(Middle Power) во внешней политике Республики Корея. Теория и практика // Международные процессы. 2020. Т. 18. № 1 (60). С. 89–105.

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