Lomonosov Moscow State University

Status Public Research University

Abbreviation MSU

Telephone (495) 939-10-00

Email info@rector.msu.ru

URL www.msu.ru

Address 1-12 Leninskie Gory, 119899, Moscow, , Russia

Contact person Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichiy (Rector)

Contact person Vladimir Chubarikov (Acting Dean)

Personnel Yevgeny I. Moiseyev, Nikolay N. Sysoev, Valery V. Lunin,

Departments Faculty of Biology , Faculty of Economics , Soil Science Department , Sternberg Astronomical Institute , Faculty of Geography , Faculty of Geology ,


Eugenia Bragina

Sergey Bobylev

Evgeny Milanovsky

L. M. Rastsvetayev

Mikhail Makarov

Andrey V. Ershov

Dmitry Petrakov

Natalya Volodicheva

Vadim Milyukov

Vera Kidyaeva

Sergey Chernomorets

K.N. Nosov

Olga Tutubalina

Alexander Bozhinskiy

Yurij Vasil'chuk

Anton Komarov

Anna Zakharova

Viktor Popovin

Vladimir Onipchenko

Elena Ignatova

Tatiana Elumeeva

Igor Chestin

Anatoly Nikishin

Kirill G Mikhailov

Mikhail Borisov

Galina Pokarzhevskaya

Ludmila Kopaevich

Ruslan Gabdullin

Oxana Alexandrovna Khlebnikova

Alex Kopaev

Kh. M. Kurkieva

Alexander Pannin

N. V. Koronovskii

Elena Kazantseva

Anna Kizilova

Konstantin Aristov

Kai Kang

Anatolii Tsyplenkov

Nikolai Dronin


Bragina E., Baumann M., et al. (2015) Effectiveness of protected areas in the Western Caucasus before and after the transition to post-socialism. Biological Conservation, vol: 184, 456-464

Seinova I., Chernomorets S., (2011) Regional short-term forecast of debris flow initiation for glaciated high mountain zone of the Caucasus. International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Proceedings, 1003-1011

Bobylev S., (2015) Regional priorities of green economy. Economy of Region, vol: 2, 48-160

Milanovsky E., (2000) The Plio-Pleistocene glaciation in Eastern Europe, Siberia, and the Caucasus: Evolution of thoughts. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae, vol: 93, 379-394

Rastsvetayev L., (2009) Geologic Nature of Lineaments Exposed in Cosmic Pictures of the Earth (As in the Caucasus) . International Geology Review, vol: 18, 495-502

Makarov M., (2004) Organic phosphorus compounds in particle-size fractions of mountain soils in the northwestern Caucasus. Geoderma, vol: 118, 101-114

Shahgedanova M., Petrakov D., Stokes C., (2006) Long-term change, interannual and intra-seasonal variability in climate and glacier mass balance in the Central Greater Caucasus, Russia. Annals of Glaciology, 355-361

Ershov A., (2003) Northern Caucasus basin: thermal history and synthesis of subsidence models. Sedimentary Geology, vol: 156, 95–118

Petrakov D., Chernomorets S., Evans S., et al. (2012) Monitoring of Bashkara Glacier lakes (Central Caucasus, Russia) and modelling of their potential outburst . Natural Hazards, vol: 61, 1293-1316

Volodicheva N., (2002) The Caucasus. The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 350-376

Milyukov V., et al. (2010) Monitoring crustal deformations in the Northern Caucasus using a high precision long base laser strainmeter and the GPS/GLONASS network. Journal of Geodynamics, vol: 49, 216–223

Milyukov V., (2015) The Contemporary GPS-Derived Horizontal Motions of the Main Elements of Tectonic Structure in the Ossetian Segment of Greater Caucasus. zvestiya Physics of the Solid Earth, 522-534

Milyukov V., (2008) Modern geodynamical motion of the Northern Caucasus from data of GPS/GLONASS observations. Journal of Geodynamics,

Milyukov V., et al. (2014) Monitoring Current Vertical Movements of the Northern Caucasus by Absolute and Relative Gravimetry. Measurement Techniques,

Milyukov V., (2002) Long-term monitoring crustal deformations in the North Caucasus by the laser interferometer. Journal of Geodynamics,

Petrakov D., et al. (2007) Debris flow hazard of glacial lakes in the Central Caucasus. Millpress,


Kidyaeva V., Petrakov D., (2013) Development stages of hazardous mountain lakes and simulation of their outbursts (Central Caucasus, Russia; Sichuan mountain region, China). Copernicus Publications,

Chernomorets S., Petrakov D., Tutubalina O., et al. (2016) The Devdorak ice-rock avalanche and consequent debris flows from the slope of Mt. Kazbek (Caucasus, Georgia) in 2014. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016, vol: 18,

Chernomorets S., Petrakov D., Tutubalina O., (2007) Glacial lake outburst hazard in the Russian Caucasus: identification and forecast.

Nosov K., Tutubalina O., Chernomorets S., (2006) Natural hazards following a glacier disaster: forecast and mitigation measures (case study of the Central Caucasus).

Tutubalina O., Chernomorets S., Petrakov D., (2003) Remote sensing for glacial hazards monitoring in the Caucasian Mountains, Russia . Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment,

Seinova I., Chernomorets S., (2012) The largest debris flows in the Central Caucasus, Russia.

Frauenfelder R., Huggel C., Chernomorets S., (2016) Measuring and modelling permafrost at local and regional scales in the Kazbek region, Russian Caucasus.

Bozhinskiy A., (2008) Modelling of snow avalanche dynamics: Influence of model parameters. Annals of Glaciology, vol: 49, 38-42

Vasil'chuk Y., (2005) Altitude isotope effect in snow of Garabashi glacier, Elbrus mountain. Earth's Cryosphere, vol: 9, 72-81

Komarov A., (2016) Risk assessment in the North Caucasus ski resorts. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, vol: 16, 2227-2234

Zakharova A., (2015) Original wall paintings at the church of the Saviour in Chvabiani (Upper Svaneti, Georgia) and Byzantine art at the turn of the tenth to eleventh centuries. Zograf, 11-23


Makarov M., (2008) Consistent patterns of 15N distribution through soil profiles in diverse alpine and tundra ecosystems. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol: 40, 1082–1089

Makarov M., et al. (2003) Nitrogen dynamics in alpine ecosystems of the northern Caucasus. Plant and Soil, vol: 256, 389–402

Onipchenko V., Makarov M., (2001) Influence of Alpine Plants on Soil Nutrient Concentrations in a Monoculture Experiment. Folia Geobotanica, vol: 36, 225-241

Makarov M., (1997) The forms of phosphorus in humic and fulvic acids of a toposequence of alpine soils in the northern Caucasus. Geoderma, vol: 80, 61-73

Onipchenko V., (1995) Comparative analysis of the floristic richness of alpine communities in the Caucasus and the Central Alps. Journal of Vegetation Science, vol: 6, 299–304

Onipchenko V., (2004) Alpine Ecosystems in the Northwest Caucasus. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.

Kutuzov S., Petrakov D., (2012) Recent area and volume changes of Marukh glacier in western Caucasus.

Ignatova E., (2005) Bryophyte flora of the projected Utrish nature reserve (North-West Caucasus, Russia). Journal of Bryology, vol: 14, 39-48

Onipchenko V., (2000) Mycorrhiza, vegetative mobility and responses to disturbance of alpine plants in the northwestern caucasus. Folia Geobotanica, vol: 35, 1-11

Onipchenko V., (1994) The structure and dynamics of alpine plant communities in the Teberda Reserve, the Northwestern Caucasus. International Journal of Mountain Ecology, vol: 3, 35-45

Elumeeva T., Onipchenko V., et al. (2013) Long-term vegetation dynamic in the Northwestern Caucasus: which communities are more affected by upward shifts of plant species?. Alpine Botany, vol: 123, 77–85

Chestin I., (1998) Variation in Skull Morphology of Brown Bears (Ursus arctos) from Caucasus. Journal of Mammalogy, vol: 79, 118-130

Milyukov V., Rogozhin E., (2015) Velocities of contemporary movements of the Northern Caucasus estimated from GPS observations. Geotectonics, vol: 49, 210-218

Nikishin A., et al. (2015) The Black Sea basins structure and history: New model based on new deep penetration regional seismic data. Part 2: Tectonic history and paleogeography. Marine and Petroleum Geology, vol: 59, 656-670

Nikishin A., et al. (2013) Cretaceous volcanic belts and the evolution of the Black Sea Basin. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 68, 141–154

Nikishin A., (2011) Late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic Evolution of the Black Sea-Southern Eastern Europe Region: A View from the Russian Platform. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences, vol: 20, 571–634

Nikishin A., (2010) Geological history of Western Caucasus and adjacent foredeeps based on analysis of the regional balanced section. GEOLOGY, vol: 430, 515–517

Nikishin A., et al. (2001 ) Mesozoic and Cainozoic evolution of the Scythian Platform-Black Sea-Caucasus Domain. Peri-Tethys Memoir 6, Tome 186 Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 295-346

Ershov A., Nikishin A., (1999 ) Modelling of the Northern Caucasus Basin.

Ershov A., Nikishin A., (1999 ) Late Cenozoic burial history and dynamics of the Northern Caucasus molasse basin: Implications for foreland basin modelling. Tectonophysics , vol: 313 , 219–241

Ershov A., Nikishin A., et al. (1998 ) Evolution of the eastern Fore-Caucasus basin during the Cenozoic collision: burial history and flexural modelling. Peri-Tethys Memoir 4, Tome 179 Mémoires du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 111-130

Mikhailov K., Japoshvili G., (2017) A new species from the Clubiona caerulescens group from the Caucasus (Araneae: Clubionidae). Zoology in the Middle East, 1-7

Mikhailov K., (2005 ) Advance in the study of biodiversity of Caucasian spiders (Araneae).

Mikhailov K., (2000) Altitudinal and biotopic distribution of the spider family Gnaphosidae in North Ossetia (Caucasus Major). European Arachnology, 261-265

Mikhailov K., (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: A non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta,

Borisov M., (2011) The distribution of rare-earth elements in orebodies of the dzhimidon base-metal deposit and in the host rocks in North Ossetia, Russia. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 66, 269-273

Pokarzhevskaya G., (1995) Morphological analysis of alpine communities of the north-western Caucasus. Folia Geobotanica, vol: 30, 197–210

Kopaevich L., (2014) The stratigraphic setting of cretaceous volcanic rocks in Crimea and in the North Caucasus. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 69, 433–444

Vasil'chuk Y., et al. (2016) Hydrograph separation of the Dzhankuat River, North Caucasus, with the use of isotope methods. Water Resources, vol: 43, 847–861

Kopaevich L., Bragina L., (2015) Upper Albian-Turonian foraminifers and radiolarians from the Kelevudag section, northeastern Azerbaijan. Stratigraphy and Geological Correlation, vol: 23, 580-599

Gabdullin R., Kopaevich L., Shcherbinina E., et al. (2012) Lithological–Stratigraphic Characteristics of the Aptian–Cenomanian Sediments of the Abkhazian Zone of the Western Caucasus. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 67, 218-232

Marinin A., Kopaevich L., (2011) Geological structure of the Ubinka River valley (Northwestern Caucasus). Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 66, 33–41

Levitan M., Kopaevich L., et al. (2010) Geochemistry of Cenomanian/Turonian boundary sediments in the mountainous part of Crimea and the northwestern Caucasus. Geochemistry International, vol: 48, 534-554

Kopaevich L., (2016) Cenomanian–Campanian (Late Cretaceous) planktonic assemblages of the Crimea–Caucasus area: Palaeoceanography, palaeoclimate and sea level changes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol: 441, 493-515

Nikishin A., et al. (2015) Mesozoic to recent geological history of southern Crimea and the Eastern Black Sea region. Geological Society London Special Publications,

Khlebnikova O., Nikishin A., et al. (2015) The composition of the sandstone from the Oligocene turbidite of the Tuapse marginal trough. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 69, 399-409

Vasil'chuk Y., et al. (2017 ) Isotopic composition of winter snow on the Aibga Ridge (Krasnaya Polyana), Western Caucasus. Western Caucasus // Arctic and Antarctic, vol: 3, 99–118

Milyukov V., Ovsyuchenko A., Rogozhin E., et al. (2017) Satellite geodetic monitoring of the Vladikavkaz active fault zone: First results. Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth, vol: 53, 598–605

Milyukov V., Rogozhin E., Gorbatikov A., et al. (2017) Contemporary State of the Elbrus Volcanic Center (The Northern Caucasus). Pure and Applied Geophysics, 1–19

Milyukov V., (2008) Monitoring the State of the Magmatic Structures of Elbrus Volcano Based on Observation of Lithosphere Strains. AIP Conference Proceedings, 405-408

Milyukov V., Kopaev A., (2007) Observations of crustal tide strains in the Elbrus area. Izvestiya Physics of the Solid Earth, vol: 43, 922-930

Kopaev A., Milyukov V., (2000) Environmental effects in tide strain observations near the Mt. Elbrus, Central Caucasus.

Kurkieva K., (2013) Institutions as a factor of territorial differentiation of socioeconomic characteristics of rural settlements in Ingushetia. Regional Research of Russia, vol: 3, 62–70

Pannin A., (2018) Mapping the north Caucasus: Demographic gradients and Investment risks.

Koronovskii N., (2017) Fluidogenic Breccias in the Darial Gorge of the Terek River (Central Caucasus Mountains). Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 72, 399-404

Kazantseva E., (2013) Fertilization and irrigation effects on the Geranium-Hedysarum Meadows, Northwestern Caucasus, Russia. Moscow University Biological Sciences Bulletin, vol: 68, 35–43

Koronovskii N., (2016) Stages of recent volcanism and problems of their correlation with landscape formation in the central Caucasus. Geotectonics, vol: 50, 491–508

Koronovskii N., (2013) Evidence of deep fluid explosions in products of the Bityuk-Tyube independent eruption center (Western Cis-Elbrus Region). Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 68, 61–71

Koronovskii N., (2010) Fluidolite: A new genetic rock type of the Elbrus volcanic region. Doklady Earth Sciences, vol: 434, 1222–1225

Koronovskii N., (2011) Fluidolites of the Northern Prielbrusye. Moscow University Geology Bulletin, vol: 66, 6–12

Makarov M., Onipchenko V., et al. (2011) Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in the alpine community of a lichen heath of the Northwestern Caucasus Region (the Teberda Reserve). Eurasian Soil Science, vol: 44, 1381–1388

Kizilova A., Makarov M., (2006) Biological activity of alpine mountain-meadow soils in the Teberda Reserve. Eurasian Soil Science, vol: 39, 67–70

Chernomorets S., Petrakov D., et al. (2007) Glacier and debris flow disasters around Mt. Kazbek, Russia/Georgia.

Aristov K., Petrakov D., et al. (2019) Monitoring of Kolka Glacier in 2014–2017 by terrestrial stereophotogrammetry (In Russian). Ice and Snow, vol: 1, 49-58

Chernomorets S., Petrakov D., et al. (2018) The outburst of Bashkara glacier lake (Central Caucasus, Russia). On September 1, 2017. Kriosfera Zemli, vol: 22, 61-70

Kidyaeva V., Petrakov D., Chernomorets S., et al. (2019) Bashkara glacier lake outburst flood (Central Caucasus, Russia) on September 1, 2017: numerical modelling vs. field-based assessment. Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol: 21,

Kang K., (2019) Shallow Landslide Susceptibility Mapping in Sochi Ski-Jump Area Using GIS and Numerical Modelling. International Journal of Geo-Information, vol: 8, 1-15

Elumeeva T., Onipchenko V., Makarov M., (2018) Stabilization versus decomposition in alpine ecosystems of the Northwestern Caucasus: The results of a tea bag burial experiment. Journal of Mountain Science, vol: 15, 1633–1641

Elumeeva T., Onipchenko V., (2015) Alpine plant communities of Tibet and Caucasus: in quest of functional convergence. A journal of plant science and conservation, vol: 4, 1-10

Milyukov V., Ovsyuchenko A., Rogozhin E., Gorbatikov A., et al. (2018) Velocities of Present-Day Horizontal Movements in the Central Sector of the Greater Caucasus according to GPS Observations and Their Relation to Tectonics and the Deep Structure of the Earth’s Crust. Doklady Earth Sciences, vol: 481, 879-882

Tsyplenkov A., (2019) Contemporary suspended sediment yield of Caucasus mountains. Copernicus Publications on behalf of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, vol: 96, 1-7

Borisov M., (2019) Role of water/rock interaction in the formation of ore-bearing solutions and deposition of hydrothermal ore, Sadon Mining District, North Caucasus Mountains, Russia. E3S Web of Conferences, vol: 98, 1-5

Dronin N., (2008) Climate Change and Water Resources in North Caucasus and South Urals. Rescue of Sturgeon Species in the Ural River Basin, Springer, Dordrecht, 173-189