Leonid GrininLeonid Efimovich Grinin (; born in 1958) is a Russian philosopher of history, sociologist, political anthropologist, economist, and futurologist.
Born in Kamyshin (the Volgograd Region), Grinin attended Volgograd State Pedagogical University, where he got an M.A. in 1980. He got his Ph.D. from Moscow State University in 1996.
He is a Research Professor and Director of the Volgograd Center for Social Research, as well as Deputy Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Age of Globalization (in Russian), a vice-editor of the journals ''History and Modernity'', ''Historical Psychology and Sociology of History'' and ''Philosophy and Society'' (all in Russian), and a co-editor of the Social Evolution & History and ''Journal of Globalization Studies'' and co-editor of almanacs ''History & Mathematics'' and ''Evolution''.
Dr. Grinin is the author of more than 440 scholarly publications in Russian and English, including 30 monographs and other scholarly publications dealing with his research interests. In 2012 he was awarded with the Gold Kondratieff Medal by the International N. D. Kondratieff Foundation. Provided by Wikipedia