Alexey Yu. Balakin


PhD in Philology,

Senior Researcher, Department of Pushkin Studies, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russia)

Scopus ID: 56625694800

Researcher ID: M-8423-2015

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PhD thesis:

I.A. Goncharov's Work. Textological Problems (2003)

Organizational activities:

Since 1997 - research assistant of the group for publishing of the Complete Works of I.A. Goncharov.

Since December 2004 - senior researcher at the Pushkin Studies Department of the IRLI RAS, Member of the Academic Council and Textual Commission of the IRLI RAS

Since May 2009 - Scientific Secretary of the Pushkin Commission of the RAS


Selected scientific publications


  • The Research in I. Goncharov's Biography and Literary Works. Moscow, Litfact Publ., 2018. 335 p. (In Russ.)
  • Close to the Text: Research and Suggestions: Articles 1997–2017. St. Petersburg, Palmira Publ., Moscow, Knigi po trebovaniiu Publ., 2017. 357 p. (In Russ.)

Selected Essays

  • “Correspondence of Yu.P. Kazakov with the Arkhangelsk Book Publishing House.” Russkaia literatura, no. 1, 2023, pp. 236–245. (In Russ.)
  • “Two Cousins of Boris Pavlovich Raysky: More About the Genealogy of the Rurnames of the Heroes of I. A. Goncharov's Novel ‘The Cliff’.” Novyi mir, no. 2, 2023, pp.  178–182. (In Russ.)
  • Georgics by Virgil, translated by A.F. Voeikov: History of Creation and Oblivion.” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 3 (29), 2023, pp. 8–90. (In Russ.)
  • “Ivan Goncharov as a Participant of Negotiations with the Japanese (Based on Materials from the Russian State Archive of the Navy).” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 4 (14), 2019, pp. 293–313. DOI: 10.22455/2541-8297-2019-14-293-313 (In Russ.)
  • “Missed Reference to Pushkin in Oblomov.” Russkaia literatura, no. 1, 2019, pp. 237–238. DOI: 10.31860/0131-6095-2019-1-237-238 (In Russ.)
  • “A.S. Pushkin and Travel Through Taurida in 1820 by I.M. Muravyov-Apostol.” Russkaia literatura, no. 2, 2017, pp. 19–30. (In Russ.)
  • “I.A. Goncharov as the Tutor of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich (New Data).” Russkaia literatura, no. 4, 2017, pp. 162–165. (In Russ.)
  • "Ivan Goncharov as a Teacher of Nikolay Aleksandrovich, the Crown Prince of Russian Empire. (New materials) the Crown Prince of Russian Empire. (New materials)." Literaturnyi fakt, no. 5, 2017, pp. 95-107.
  • “ʽVillain Alayev’ (From Comments to I.A. Goncharov’s Correspondence).” Literaturnyi fakt, no. 4 (18), 2020, pp. 300–311. (In Russ.)