Alexey Starostin is the head of a chair of political sciences in the Ural federal University, PhD in History. Vice-president of the Ural Association "The Center of Ethnoconfessional Researches, Prophylaxes of Extremism and Counteraction of Terroristic Ideology". He was born in 1984. He is expert on history of Islam in Russia, on migratory researches and on extremism issues. Ethnologist and journalist, he also acts as the expert to the Russian International Affairs Council.