Lecha Ilyasov — CV
In 1984, Lecha Ilyasov graduated magna cum laude – with great honors from Tomsk State University, having obtained his degrees in Russian Philology and Classical Philology.
Being a student, he was engaged in research, and his student term papers were related to various problems of Russian and ancient literature, aspects of translation theory.
In addition to his research, he had an interest in the history of the Caucasus and political science.
His graduate thesis considered the particular issues associated with translation of the passage from Ovids’ “The Metamorphoses” by V.A. Zhukovsky, and after its defense was presented for publication in interuniversity collected volume.
On his graduation from the University, Lecha Ilyasov served as an officer in the Armed Forces.
After military discharge he worked as senior professor at the Department of General Language Science and Classical Philology at the Tomsk State University, where he held a course on history of ancient literature, gave instruction in Latin and Classical Greek, gave some special courses on ancient philosophy, Virgil’ and Ovid’s poetry.
In June 1992, Lecha Ilyasov defended a PhD thesis related to Classic philology at the Department of Classical Philology of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 1998, Lecha Ilyasov visited Grozny where worked as researcher in the Chechen Institute for Education and Science Development. He presented some courses on history of Russian literature of the early XX century, shot some documental films on local TV “Nokhcho” concerned with the Chechen history and culture: “The Chechen Sketches”, “The City of the Dead”, “Maysta”, Melhista”, “The Portrait of the Painter”, etc.
Since 1999, Lecha Ilyasov has been engaged in the public activities. He issued a journal “Vestnik Lam” where some materials on history, culture, political and humanitarian situation in the Chechen Republic were published. Since 2003 he has been publishing a scientific and publicistic bulletin “Latta”.
Since 2000, Lecha Ilyasov has been actively participating in political settlement of the Chechen crisis. He has organized several conferences in Ingushetia and Moscow to propose the variants of political settlement, was actively involved in the activities of the joint commission of the PACE and Russia’s State Duma committed to peaceful settlement in Chechnya.
Since 1998, Lecha Ilyasov has been engaged in scientific research and promotion of monuments of the Chechnya Medieval architecture.
Since 2002, Lecha Ilyasov has been monitoring the state of the monuments of medieval architecture in the mountainous Chechnya.
In 2007, Lecha Ilyasov carried out monitoring of the state of monuments of medieval architecture in Sharoysky District of the Chechen Republic by order of the UNESCO Office in Moscow..
In 2009, Lecha Ilyasov made an inventory of monuments of federal significance in the territory of the Chechen Republic, newly discovered and described the sites of ancient settlements of the Sarmatian and Alanian epochs, including the 1st Khankala ancient settlement, Goiten-Kort ancient settlement, the 1st Sernovodsk ancient settlement, the 1st Samashki ancient settlement.
In 2010, Lecha Ilyasov mapped the medieval landmarks and plotted their GPS-positions.
In 2011, Lecha Ilyasov has begun his works to discover and copy the Chechen petroglyphs for the purpose of their publication, research and publishing a monograph on their history and meaning.
In 2011, Lecha Ilyasov was awarded the Diploma by UNESCO Office in Moscow for “contribution to conservation of cultural heritage and enhancement of cross-cultural dialogue”.
Lecha Ilyasov is the author of scientific and opinion pieces considering the Russian and classical philology, history and culture of the Chechen people, political science and history of the Chechnya medieval architecture.
Lecha Ilyasov is the author of the books as follows: “Shadows of the Eternity. The Chechens: Architecture, History and Cultural Traditions”, Moscow, 2004; “The Chechen Material Culture”, Moscow, 2008; “The Chechen Ethical Code”, Moscow, 2008; “The Chechen Clan: The Origin and the Evolution”, Moscow, 2008, “The Culture of the Chechen People”, “The Diversity of the Chechen Culture”, 2009.