Lunkin Roman Nikolaevich

Lunkin Roman Nikolaevich
  • Date of birth: 13.06.76
  • Place of birth: Moscow
  • Scientific degree: Candidate of Science (Philosophy)
  • Education:
    1993-1998 Moscow State University, Historical faculty, Department of Ancient world. 1993-1998
  • Postgraduate:
    Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD on “Theology and social activity of Pentecostal movement in Russia”. 2001-2005
  • Candidate dissertation:
    PhD, 2005. Title: The Theology and social activity of Pentecostals.
  • Position:
    Leading scientific associate, Department of social and political studies
  • Professional activities:
    1998-2001 A member of Russian team of Keston Institute (Oxford, UK, president – Xenia Dennen). Moscow representative of Keston Institute in Moscow, correspondent of Keston News Service and magazine “Frontier”, author of more than 100 articles about t
    1998 – present time. A research fellow of the scientific project of Keston Institute “Encyclopedia of religious life in Russia Today” (editors – Fr Michael Bourdeaux and Dr Sergei Filatov).
    As a result of a project it was published four volumes on religious organizations and movements, three volumes on regional religious life, two books of articles and in 2014 was published the first volume of the second wave of that project –
    “Religious and social life in Russian regions”. See:
    2004 – present time Author of the analytical web-site on religion, policy and society problems “Portal-Credo.Ru” (
    2004-present time The participant of the conferences and publication projects of Moscow Carnegie Center under the program “Religion, society and security”. See:
    2005 – present time Senior researcher of Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, member of research Centre for problems of religion and society, deputy editor-in-chief of magazine “Contemporary Europe”,
    2006 – Head of Public Information Office of Slavic Centre for Law and Justice, editor-in-chief of the web-portal “Religion and Law”; .
    2011 – Public policy scholar in Woodrow Wilson Center and Kennan Institute (subject: Religion and civil society in Russia and CIS).
    2008 – present time Director of non-government organization - the Union of experts on Religion and Law.
  • Scope of scientific interests:
    problems of civil society and human rights, sociology of religion, field research of religion, church-state relations, interreligious conflicts, Christian churches and society, Protestantism, new religious movements.
  • Total number of publications:
  • Major publications:


    Филатов С.Б., Лункин. Р.Н. Современная религиозная жизнь России. Опыт систематического описания: том I (Москва, “Логос”, 2004, 327 с.), том II (Москва, “Логос”, 2003, 478 с.), том III (Москва, “Логос”, 2005, 463 с.), том IV (Москва, «Логос», 2006, 365 с.). (Filatov S., Lunkin R. (co-author).The contemporary religious life in Russia. The experience of the systematic description. Vol. I-IV).

    Филатов С.Б., Лункин. Р.Н. Атлас современной религиозной жизни России: том I (Москва- Cанкт-Петербург, “Летний сад”, 2005, 620 с.), том II (Москва- Cанкт-Петербург, “Летний сад”, 2006, 686 с.), том III (Москва- Cанкт-Петербург, “Летний сад”, 2009, 863 с.). (Filatov S., Lunkin R. (co-author).The Atlas of the contemporary religious life in Russia. Vol. I-III).

    Филатов С.Б., Лункин. Р.Н. РЕЛИГИОЗНО-ОБЩЕСТВЕННАЯ ЖИЗНЬ РОССИЙСКИХ РЕГИОНОВ (Filatov S., Lunkin R. (co-author). Religious-social life of Russian regions. Vol. I). Кестонский институт (Keston Institute). Москва, 2014. Издательство: Летний сад (Москва)

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    Филатов С.Б., Лункин. Религия и российское многообразие (Filatov S., Lunkin R. (co-author). Religion and the Russian diversity) / Науч. ред. и сост. С. Б. Филатов. – М.: Кестонский институт (Keston Institute), Летний сад, 2012.

    Chapters in the books:

    Roman Lunkin. The Status of and Challenges to Religious Freedom in Russia. Chapter 6. The Future of Religious Freedom Global Challenges Edited by Allen D. Hertzke. Oxford University Press, 2012. 384 p. 978-0-19-993089-0. URL:   


    Лункин Р. Протестанты и политические конфликты в Евразии: спасение душ и управляемая демократия // Религия и конфликт. Московский Центр Карнеги, РОССПЭН, 2007. С. 175-222. (Lunkin R. Protestants and the political conflicts in Eurasia: the salvation od souls and the ruling democracy. Religion and conflicts. Moscow Carnegie Center, 2007)

    Лункин Р. Новые религиозные движения в России: христианство и постхристианство в зеркале новых богов и пророков // Двадцать лет религиозной свободы в России. Московский Центр Карнеги, РОССПЭН, 2009. С. 330-394. (Lunkin R. New religious movements in Russia: the Christianity and post-Christianity in the mirror of the new gods and prophets. Moscow Carnegie Center, 2009)

    Лункин Р.Н. ОБРАЗ РПЦ В СВЕТСКИХ МАССМЕДИА: МЕЖДУ МИФОМ О ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОЙ ЦЕРКВИ И ФОЛЬКЛОРНО-ОККУЛЬТНЫМ ПРАВОСЛАВИЕМ. В сборнике: Православная церковь при новом патриархе Малашенко А.В., Филатов С.Б. Moscow Carnegie Center. Москва, 2012. С. 171-223. (Roman Lunkin. “The Russian Orthodox Church’s Image in the Secular Mass Media: Between the Myth of a State Church and Folklore-Occult Orthodoxy”).URL:

    Лункин Р.Н. ИНОСЛАВНЫЕ ХРИСТИАНЕ НА КАРТЕ РОССИИ: ВЕРА В БОГА В ПОСТПРАВОСЛАВНОЙ СТРАНЕ (Non-orthodox Christians on the Russian map: the faith in God in post-orthodox country). В сборнике: Секуляризм и религиозная свобода – противостояние или партнерство МАТЕРИАЛЫ НАУЧНО-ПРАКТИЧЕСКОЙ КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ. Институт Европы РАН, Центр по изучению проблем религии и общества ИЕ РАН, Роман Лункин . 2013. С. 186-207. URL:

    Лункин Р.Н. ПОЛОЖЕНИЕ ХРИСТИАНСКИХ ЦЕРКВЕЙ В РОССИИ: ПОЛИТИКА ВЛАСТИ И ИСТОЧНИКИ ДИСКРИМИНАЦИИ (The positions of the Christian churches in Russia: the state policy and the sources of discrimination). В сборнике: Религия и гражданское общество в России преодоление стереотипов и социальное служение. Центр по изучению проблем религии и о-ва Ин-та Европы РАН, Гильдия экспертов по религии и праву ; под ред. А. А. Красикова, Р. Н. Лункина. Москва, 2012. С. 76-92. URL:

    Roman Lunkin. The Christian minority in the society of the traditional religions. The montage and demontage of the secular world. Ed. A. Malashenko, S. Filatov. Moscow Carnegie Center. (prepared for publication in 2014)



    Roman Lunkin. Protestants in Russia Today // Keston Newsletter, N18, 2013, p. 1-14. URL:

    Roman Lunkin. Believing in Russia – Religious policy after Communism // International Journal for Religious Freedom (Measuring and Encountering persecution), Volume 5, issue 2, 2012, p.179-181

    Roman Lunkin. The Ukrainian Revolution and Christian Churches. The East West Church & Ministry Report. Volume 22, No. 3 (Summer 2014).

    Lunkin R. Parish priest under fire from the Moscow Patriarchate // Frontier, Keston Institute, 1998, No. 5, p. 4-5;

    Lunkin R. Karelian officials prefer composers to catholics // Frontier, Keston Institute, 1999, No. 3, p. 4-5;

    Lunkin R. Fear of the law forces Sakhalin ’s dissimilar protestants together // Frontier, Keston Institute, 2000, No. 1, p. 8-9;

    Lunkin R. Russia’s Native Peoples: Their Path to Christianity // Religion, State & Society, Keston Institute, vol. 28, 2000, No. 1, p. 123-133;

    Lunkin R., Prokof’yev A. Molokans and Dukhobors: Living Sources of Russian Protestantism // Religion, State & Society, Keston Institute,vol.28, 2000, No.1, p.85-92;

    Lunkin R., Filatov S. Traditions of Lay Orthodoxy in the Russian North // Religion, State & Society, Keston Institute, vol. 28, 2000, No. 1, p. 23-35;

    Lunkin R., Filatov S. The Rerikh movement: a homeground Russian “New religious movement” // Religion, State & Society, Keston Institute, vol. 28, 2000, No. 1, p. 135-148;

    Lunkin R. Religion in Russia’s Federal Regions: Pragmatism or Witch-Hunt? // Frontier, Keston Institute, 2004, № 5, p. 37-44;

    Lunkin R. Traditional Pentecostals in Russia // East-West Church & Ministry Report (The Global Center, Samford University ), Summer 2004, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 4-7;

    Lunkin R. The Russian Security Service Versus Western Missionaries // East-West Church & Ministry Report (The Global Center, Samford University), fall 2004, Vol. 12, No. 4, p. 1-3;

    Lunkin R. The Charismatic movement in Russia // East-West Church & Ministry Report (The Global Center, Samford University), winter 2005, Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 1-5;

    Lunkin R. The Kuban and ideal of a Cossack Orthodox land // Frontier, Keston Institute, 2005, № 10, p. 25-32.

    Roman Lunkin; Sergei Filatov. Statistics on Religion in Russia: The Reality behind the Figures // Religion, State and Society, Volume 34, Issue 1, 2006, Pages 33 – 49.

    Лункин Р.Н. РОССИЙСКИЙ ПРОТЕСТАНТИЗМ: ЕВАНГЕЛЬСКИЕ ХРИСТИАНЕ КАК НОВЫЙ СОЦИАЛЬНЫЙ ФЕНОМЕН (Russian Protestantism: evangelical Christians as a new social phenomenon). Современная Европа (Contemporary Europe). 2014. № 3 (59). С. 133-143.  URL:

    Лункин Р.Н. ПРЕОДОЛЕНИЕ КСЕНОФОБИИ НА РЕЛИГИОЗНОЙ ПОЧВЕ: РОССИЙСКИЙ И ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЙ ОПЫТ (The overcoming of xenophobia on religious field: the Russian and European experience). Современная Европа (Contemporary Europe). 2014. № 1 (57). С. 144-147.

    Лункин Р.Н. РЕЛИГИЯ И СОЦИАЛЬНЫЕ КОНФЛИКТЫ: ОПЫТ РЕЛИГИОЗНОЙ ПОЛИТИКИ РОССИИ И ЕВРОСОЮЗА (Religion and social conflicts: the experience of the religious policy in Russia and European Union). Современная Европа (Contemporary Europe). 2014. № 3 (59). С. 149-152.          URL:

    Лункин Р.Н. РЕЛИГИЯ И ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЕ ПРАВОВЫЕ ЦЕННОСТИ (Religion and European legal values). Современная Европа (Contemporary Europe). 2013. № 3. С. 144-148. URL:

    In German:

    Lunkin R. Die euphorischen neunziger Jahre // Glaube in der 2. Welt, 2002, No. 1, p. 26-31;

    Lunkin R., Filatow S. Neuaufbrauch bei den russischen Baptisten // Glaube in der 2. Welt, 2002, No. 1, p. 19-24.

    In Italian:

    Roman Lunkin, I servizi segreti contro i missionari // Rassegna stampa sulla Russia, 12 gennaio 2004,

    Lunkin R., Filatow S. La fede in versione nazional-popolare // La Nuova Europa (Bergamo), 2005, December, № 6.


  • Membership in scientific associations:
    Member of Board in the magazines "Religion and Law", "Religion, state and society in Russia and abroad".
  • Foreign languages:
    • English
  • Contacts:

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