director of Centre for Topical Studies “Alternativa”. He graduated from the Al Farabi Kazak National University in 1998, department of political science. Candidate of political sciences. Author (co-author, issuer) of 38 books and over 1000 articles in Kazakstan and foreign periodicals and scientific publications and collections. He has been awarded with the 1st award of the Journalists of the 21st century held by Soros Foundation-Kazakstan (1997) and 3rd award of the contest of journalistic works “Proud of the past, creating the future” held by Kaztransoil national company and Komsomolskaya Pravda v Kazakstane newspaper (2005).