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Rector of St. Petersburg State University


Professor, Grand Doctor of Law Dr. Kropachev had served for more than a decade as Dean of the School of Law of St. Petersburg State University, and since 2008 he has been serving as Rector of St. Petersburg State University.


He is a member of the Board of the Russian Union of Rectors and the Board of the Russian Association of Lawyers. Dr. Kropachev is also co-founder and member of the Russian History Society and Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council for Science and Education.


He is a two-time recipient of the A. F. Koni medal. Dr. Kropachev is a winner of the Government Prize in Education, Russian President’s Prize in Education, Lawyer of the Year Prize and Speransky All-Russian Legal  Prize. He has been awarded Orders of Merit IV and III class, and numerous other Russian and international awards.