Born in 1975.
In 1992, he enrolled to the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Department of History and Philology. In 1999, he graduated from the RUDN with honors, a master’s degree (major: “History”) and certificates of translator from English and French. In the same year, he enrolled to the graduate school at the Sub-Department of Russian History. In 2002, he defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “A.I. Konovalov in the social and political life of Russia in the early 20th century,” and was awarded the degree of candidate of historical sciences (specialty 07.00.02, National History). In 2016, he defended his doctoral thesis, “Foreign Policy Concept of Ukraine Amidst Formation of a European Security System (1991–2014),” and was awarded the doctorate degree in Historical Sciences (specialty 07.00.15, History of International Relations and Foreign Policy). In 2021, he received the title of professor. Since 2001, he has been working at the Sub-Department of Theory and History of International Relations of his Department.
Mentors: Prof. R.A. Arslanov, Prof. V.G. Dzhangiryan, Prof. A.S. Protopopov.
Gives lectures in the following courses:
- B.A. program: History of Russian Foreign Policy (1613–1917), History of Foreign Policy of the USSR (1917–1991), Foreign Policy of CIS Countries, Economic and Political Processes in the CIS, Russia in Global Affairs;
- M.A. program: Historiography of International Relations and Foreign Regional Studies, International Terrorism as a Problem of International Relations, Russian Policy Across the CIS Space.
Research interests: foreign policy of Ukraine, Eurasian integration.
Deputy Head of the Sub-Department for Research. Academic adviser of the program “Foreign Regional Studies” (M.A. program), fields: Middle East, China, Russia and adjacent regions.
Under K.P. Kurylev’s supervision, 12 candidates of historical sciences defended their theses.
Founder of an academic school for the study of foreign policy of CIS countries at RUDN.
K.P. Kurylev is a member of the Permanent Dissertation Board of RUDN in specialty 07.00.15 (History of International Relations and Foreign Policy (Historical Sciences)); a member of the Permanent Dissertation Board of RUDN in specialty 23.00.04 (Political Issues of International Relations, Global and Regional Development (Political Sciences)); a member of the Dissertation Board at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in specialty 07.00.15 (History of International Relations and Foreign Policy (Historical Sciences)); a member of the Dissertation Board of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, in specialty 8D031, Social Sciences (specialty 6D020200 – International Relations, 6D050500 – Regional Studies).
Chairman of the State Examination Board for state certification at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH).
Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) (since 2011), member of the International Studies Association (ISA) (since 2017), member of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) (since 2018).
Director of the Center for Studies of Post-Soviet Countries (CIPS). Editor-in-chief of the journal Post-Soviet Studies (RSCI). Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vestnik RUDN (RUDN Bulletin), series: International Relations (Higher Attestation Commission in Historical, Political and Economic Sciences; Scopus). Member of editorial boards of the journals Political Studies (Higher Attestation Commission for Political Sciences); Vestnik RGGU (RSUH Bulletin), series: Eurasian Studies. History. Political Science. International Relations (Higher Attestation Commission for Historical and Political Sciences); Bulletin of Kazakh National University, series: International Relations and International Law (RSCI).
Author of 162 publications, including 8 textbooks and 154 academic works used in teaching practice.
Hobbies: numismatics, philately, gastronomy, travel.