Institute of Philosophy
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  Alexander S. Tsygankov
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Alexander S. Tsygankov


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Year and place of birth


Reseacher ID: I-9039-2018

1 May 1989, Volgograd





The Faculty of History and Law (VSSPU, 2012)





Ph.D. in Philosophy (2016)


Professional appointments

Senior research fellow of the Department of the History of Russian Philosophy at the IPh RAS, 2020 - present;

Research fellow of the Department of the History of Russian Philosophy at the IPh RAS, 2016 – 2020;

Senior research fellow of National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2020 - present;

Associate Professor, Department of the History of Philosophy, GAUGN, 2016 - present time;

Translator with German language of the Literary Monuments series of the Ladomir Scientific and Publishing Center, 2015 - present time.

Field of Studies

German-speaking reception of Russian Philosophy

The archival heritage of S.L. Frank

 Philosophy of history




  • S.L. Frank in Switzerland: the contours of the creative path // Eighth International Readings on the History of Russian Philosophy "Russian Philosophy at Home and in Exile." St. Petersburg, Sociological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, September 23-24, 2021;
  • Acquaintance with the work of F.M. Dostoevsky in the Netherlands: N. van Wijk and S.L. Frank (together with T. Obolevich) // Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky and European culture: to the 200th anniversary of the great Russian writer. Moscow, April 16 - 23, 2021;
  • Russian Scientific Institute in Berlin: from an educational institution to a research center // Man and his time. 1920–2020. Interdisciplinarity. Humanities & social knowledge. Moscow, October 20-21, 2020;
  • The war of the USSR and Germany in the perception  of Russian philosophical emigration // Scientific conference "The Great Victory and Russian Philosophy: the relevance of heritage (to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War)". Moscow, May 7, 2020;
  • Russian philosopher on newsreels: Lecture course of S.L. Frank 1932 in Amersfoort // 23th session of seminar «Problems of the Study of Russian Thought». IPhRAS,  February 18, 2019;
  • S.L. Frank in the Nietzsche archive // Round-table discussion "S. L. Frank: philosophical intuitions of the 1900s - 1910s." PSTGU, Moscow, January 28, 2020;
  • Report in Weimar 1932: S.L. Frank in the archive of Fr. Nietzsche (co-authored with T. Obolevich) // Round-table discussion "Correspondence of S.L. Frank and L. Binswanger in the context of Russian-German intellectual ties". IPhRAS, December 17, 2019;
  • "The modern reception of the philosophical heritage of V.S. Soloviev in Russia and abroad: a comparative view" (co-authored with A.V. Chernyaev) // Krakow meetings 2019. Poland, Krakow, Benedictine Abbey in Tyniec. June 2-5, 2019 .;
  • S.L. Frank and the Russian Scientific Institute in Berlin: A Philosopher and a Historical Context (plenary report) // International Scientific Conference and the All-Russian Scientific School of Young Scientists on the Intellectual Development of S.L. Frank's Heritage "The Legacy of S.L. Frank in the context of Russian and European culture”. Saratov, May 23–25, 2019;
  • «Die „aufklärerische“ Frauenbildung in Russland in der Zeit von Katharina II.: Was muss man machen, um den aufgeklärten Menschen zu bilden?» // Der Kongress «Bildung und Aufklärung(en). Ideale und Realitäten – Epochen und Kulturen». Saarbrücken (Germany), March 19-21, 2019;
  • "The Death of Western Culture": S.L. Frank about the book of O. Spengler (new materials) // Scientific conference: on the 100th anniversary of the bestseller of the twentieth century “Oswald Spengler. Der Untergang des Abendlandes”, Moscow, IPh RAS, December 11, 2018;
  • S.L. Frank's biography  in German-speaking sources: from the schedule of lectures to guest books // L.N. Tolstoy and Russian religious philosophy. X Colloquium of the Interdisciplinary Intellectual Club. Yasnaya Polyana, October 14-17, 2018;
  • The critical philosophy of I. Kant as the source of S. L. Frank's new metaphysics,  // International seminar “Transcendental turn in modern philosophy – 3: nature (specificity) of transcendental philosophy”. Moscow, GAUGN, April 11–22, 2018;
  • Analysis of the origins of the Russian revolution in social philosophy S.L. Franka // All-Russian scientific conference with international participation“ Man and society in the context of modernity ”(Philosophical readings in memory of Professor P.K. Grechko). Moscow, RUDN University, June 14, 2017;
  • Frank on the origins and essence of the Russian revolution (based on archival materials) // All-Russian Conference dedicated to the 100th anniversary of liberal arts education in Saratov “Philosophy in the conditions of sociocultural diversity: from expert knowledge to worldview guidelines”. Saratov, SSU named after Chernyshevsky. September 28 - 29, 2017;
  • Russian Revolution and Soviet Power: Position of S.L. Frank (based on archival materials) // Round-table discussion «Russian revolution & religion: breaks and connections». IPhRAS, Febrary 14, 2017;
  • Philosophical understanding of the creative heritage of S.L. Frank in Germany: “schools” and directions // International Scientific Conference on the 140th birthday of S.L. Franka. "I recognize myself as a student ...". Saratov, May 22-26, 2017;
  • Phenomenon of „Historical Oblivion“ in the philosophy of Peter Chaadaev // International Conference, Krakow Meetings, June 2-8 2016., Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland.
  • Der Prozess der Сommemoration in der Stadt Wolgograd in sowjetischer und postsowjetischer Zeit // IC MEMO 2015 CONFERENCE «Form-Architecture-Memory». 2015 Munich/Flossenbuerg.
  • Die nationale Identität und das Konstruieren des historischen Gedächtnisses // Russisch-deutsche wissenschaftliche Schule: „Lehren der Vergangenheit: Totalitarismus in Museen, Gedenkstätten, Archiven und modernen Medien in Russland und Deutschland“ 17.-21. Oktober 2016, Perm (Russland).
  • Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists of Russia following the results of the 2018 competition in the field of philosophy, sociology of psychology and law for work “Philosophical Heritage of S.L. Frank: publications and research of new sources".
Speeches and open lectures
  • The idea of the world structure in pre-Petrine Russia and medieval Europe // Moscow, Cultural Center "Meridian", April 9, 2021;
  • Philosophical conversation about meanings in fiction // Design School of the Moscow City Competition of Research and Design Works, October 3-5, 2020 (together with V.V. Sidorin);
  • Series of online lectures on the philosophical meanings of fairy tales by A.S. Pushkin: Lecture 1. Tales of A.S. Pushkin: a fabulous tradition and the era of romanticism; Lecture 2. Snow White and the Dead Princess: Pushkin and the Brothers Grimm (episode 1); Lecture 3. Flounder-fish and Goldfish: Pushkin and the Brothers Grimm (episode 2); Lecture 4. The Golden Cockerel and the Arab stargazer: Pushkin and Irving. Moscow, Library-reading room named after A.S. Pushkin, April 14, 17, 21, May 15, 2020;
  • The Tale of Bygone Years: How and Why Was the Chronicle Written in Ancient Russia? Popular science online lecture in the Library of the History of Russian Philosophy and Culture “House of A.F. Losev", April 29, 2020;
  • Tales of Pushkin and the pan-European literary tradition. Popular science lecture. Moscow, ZIL Cultural Center, January 31, 2020;
  • New facts about the life and work of S.L. Frank. Popular science lecture (together with T. Obolevich). Moscow, Library of the History of Russian Philosophy and Culture "House of A.F. Losev", September 20, 2019;
  • Tales of Pushkin: texts, meanings, parallels. Popular science lecture. Moscow, Library-reading room to them. A.S. Pushkin, September 7, 2019;
  • We are reading Pushkin on the Arbat. To the 220th birthday of the poet. ”The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish". Popular science lecture. Moscow, Library of the History of Russian Philosophy and Culture "House of A.F. Losev", June 21, 2019;
  • "Das Unergründliche": the fate of S.L. Frank's German philosophy of religion. Master class in the framework of the All-Russian Scientific School of Young Scientists on the Intellectual Development of S.L. Frank's Heritage "The Legacy of S.L. Frank in the context of Russian and European culture”, Saratov, “Frank House”, May 23, 2019;
  • Kuindzhi. The forest is physical and metaphysical Popular science lecture. Moscow, Tretyakov Gallery, February 9, 2019;
  • Philosophical ship. Semyon Frank: philosopher in Germany.  Speech on the radio "New Life". Air dated January 10, 2019;
  • Tales of Pushkin at the hearth in Gorky Park. Popular science lecture in Gorky Park, January 7, 2019;
  • Representations of time and space in the "Tale of Bygone Years": the chronotope of the Old Russian scribe. Popular science lecture in the Library of the History of Russian Philosophy and Culture “House of A.F. Losev", November 30, 2018;
  • A. Einstein and S.L. Frank: a debate about Soviet politics in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Speech at the theoretical seminar of the Department of Philosophy of MSTU. Bauman, October 26, 2018;
  • "The Philosophical Steamboat. Semyon Frank: to be faithful to the end". Speech on the radio "New Life". Aired February 18, 2018.