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Verkhovsky was born in Moscow (USSR), on February 11, 1962. He graduated from Moscow Oil and Gas Institute in 1984 with a MS degree in applied mathematics.
From 1984 to 1989 he worked as a software engineer for several research centers.
From 1983 to 1988 he had been taking part in dissemination of Samizdat publications.
From the early 1988 to mid-1989 he had been a member of a democratic organization "Civil Dignity" and from June of 1988 – a co-editor of it's samizdat bulletin.
In April of 1989, he became co-founder and editor-in-chief of samizdat newspaper "Panorama". The newspaper had been published in a regular basis until 1991. Then, the team of it's editors and authors established Information and Research Group "Panorama" (now – Information and Research Center "Panorama"), where he became a vice-president.
In 1992-1993 he had been taking part in creating "Labyrinth" database and designed and created another database – "Prosopograf". Now he work with Internet resources of "Panorama";.
In 1992-1994 his main interest was focused on politics in Central Asia. From 1994 on, he has turned to political extremism in Russia. Presently, he is also exploring the interrelation of religion and politics.

Starting from October 2002 his main position is - a director of SOVA Inforation and Analysis Center.
Major publications:
  • Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Political spectrum
  • . 1992
  • The topic of Central Asia in Russian society. Expert researches, media publications, statements of politicians
  • . 1994
  • Vladimir Zhirinovskij and Liberal-Democratic party of Russia
  • . 1994
  • Political extremism in Russia
  • (co-author). 1996
  • National-patriotic organizations in Russia. History, ideology, extremist tendencies (co-author)
  • , 1996
  • National-patriotic organizations. Short data, documents and texts (co-author)
  • , 1997
  • Nationalism and xenophobia in Russian society (co-author)
  • , 1998
  • Religious factor in politics and in ideology of religious movements in Russia and Kazakhstan, 1989-1997
  • (co-author). 1998
  • Political Xenophobia. Radical Groups. Mentality of the Leaders. Role of the Church.
  • (co-author). 1999

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