PhD in History
Obtained his Diploma of Specialist in International Relations from the Volgograd State University. Completed his PhD on U.S.-India relations (1991-2016) at the same university. His PhD viva was held at Saratov State University.
International relations in South Asia; US-India relations, Russia-India relations; Indian role in the international organizations and forums (UN, BRICS, SCO, G20, SAARC), Indian democracy and global democratization, Indian diaspora in the U.S.
Aleksei was a Visiting Fellow at a leading Indian think tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in 2017.
Zakharov A. Exploring New Drivers in India-Russia Cooperation. ORF Occasional Paper 124. October 2017. 34 p. URL: http://www.orfonline.org/research/exploring-new-drivers-india-russia-cooperation/