sociologist, political analyst. President of non-governmental foundation “Civil Expertise”. Graduate of Kazak Polytechnical Institute (1993), major: electrical engineer, and Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (2007), major: political analyst. Since 1999, he has been election observer. He has been the participant of 10 election observation missions in Kazakstan and over 20 observation missions in CIS and non-CIS countries. Author and co-author of over 25 sociological studies dedicated to various topics related to the civil activity during election. Developer and coordinator of the first in Kazakstan long-term election observation (2003).