Petr Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
Previously, he served in the Russian Armed Forces (2003–2004) and worked in the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate (2002–2003). He has been a member of the editorial board of the Nuclear Club Journal (Moscow) since 2009. He has taught courses on the modern history of South Asian countries at Moscow State University’s Institute of Asian and African Studies (2006–2009), the Institute of Practical Oriental Studies (2005–2011), and St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University of Humanities (2006–2011).
Topychkanov earned his doctorate in history from the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Moscow State University in 2009. In 2007, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship as a PhD student.