Ruslan is an urban geographer. He is also a researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University. Ruslan developed concepts for Habidatum's projects on urban centralities analysis, land value estimation, agglomeration analysis, master planning and transport accessibility. In his academic articles, Ruslan covered urban systems evolution, urban cultures, post-socialist cities dynamics, urban sprawl, single-industry towns, declining cities and the urbanization of rural migrants. He also has substantial experience in field urban research in the US and in Russia.