Professor of Arabic Studies, Deputy Dean of Science, Head of the Arabic Chair, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia. Dr. Redkin received his Ph.D. degree in Arabic linguistics in 1984 and Doctor Habilitation Degree (Doctor of Science) in 1999. His research interests include, but not limited to Arabic and Islamic studies, linguistics, computer text processing, and implementation of ICT in teaching of Arabic. He published one monograph, three text books and more than 120 papers and publications. He is one of the authors of two online courses on the Arabic language and one of the authors of two patented inventions. He is the member of editorial and scientific boards of a number of periodicals of Near Eastern, Arabic and Islamic Studies. He was a manager of several scientific research projects and grants.