Aleksandr Yurevich Sungurov, doctor of political science, lives in St. Petersburg and is president of the Interregional NGO – Strategy Humanitarian and Political Science Centre (the Interregional Strategy Centre) with branches in 20 Russian regions. He is an expert on the institution of ombudsman and author of many works on this topic. Aleksandr Sungurov is professor of the faculty of Applied Political Science of the St. Petersburg Affiliate of the State University – Higher School of Economics. Aleksandr Sungurov is also a coordinator of the Human Rights Research Committee and a member of the board of the Russian Association of Political Science; chair (2018-2021) and the Human Rights Research Committee #26 of the International Association of Political Science and a member of the board of the European Ombudsman Institute.