Alexey Kasyan — Senior scientist STEPS RANEPA
Doctor of Philological Sciences.
Member of the international project "The Global Lexicostatistical Database".
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Questions of Linguistic Affinity (RSUH / Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences).
Area of interest - cuneiform languages of Ancient Near East Asia (Hittite, Hurrian, Hatti), distant linguistic affinities, areal links between Old and New World languages, theory and methodology of comparative-historical linguistics.