Graduated with honors from the Agrarian Faculty of Peoples’ Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba (now RUDN University) in speciality “Scientist Agronomist”.


Candidate thesis on “Nitrogen nutrition of soybean on the gray soils of Hungry steppe” was presented. Academic degree - Candidate of Agricultural Geographical Sciences was awarded.


Head of the group of professors of the Ministry of Higher Education (USSR) in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. 


The academic title of associate Professor was awarded.


Assistant, associate professor of the Department of Soil Science and Agrochemistry, the Agrarian Faculty, of Peoples’ Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba.

1991 - 1993

Deputy head of the Department of scientific research of the State Committee of Chernobyl of Russia. Liquidator of consequences at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP).


Director of the Russian scientific and technical center for emergency situations in the agro-industrial complex.

1996 - 1999

Head of the Arable Farming sector of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 


Medal for participation in the liquidation of consequences at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was awarded. 


Doctoral thesis on “Protection of agricultural production in emergency situations and environmental and economic assessment of damage” was presented. Academic degree - Doctor of Agricultural Sciences was awarded.

1999 - 2001

Deputy director for scientific work of the Central Research Institute of agrochemical service of agriculture of the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences.


The academic title of Professor was awarded.

2001 - 2004

Director of the Scientific and Technical center for Emergencies of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia. 

2004 - 2005

Head of the Department of Life Safety of the Russian State Agrarian University - MAA named after K. A. Timiryazev.

2005 - 2015

Dean of the Agrarian Faculty of RUDN.

2015 - present

Director of the Agrarian and Technological Institute RUDN University, director of the Department of Technospheric Security of ATI University.


Conducts courses of additional professional education for directors and specialists of management bodies of agricultural production:

  • “Agricultural expertise”, “Agricultural insurance”;
  • “Complex of measures for the protection of agricultural production from emergencies”

The author of the following study guides:

  1. “Complex safety of educational institutions” Study guide. Schesnyak E.L., Plyushchikov V. G., Pobyvanets V. S. M.: RUDN, 2011. - 768 p.
    Abstract: This is the first systematic publication in Russia, which includes consideration of the problems of protection of educational institutions from terrorism and threats of social and criminal nature, which addresses issues of different types of security, including the functioning of automated security systems.
  2. “Functional foods from vegetable raw materials” Study guide. Gins M. S., Romanova E. V., Plyushchikov V. G., Gins V. K., Pivovarov V. F. M.: RUDN 2017. - 118 p.
    Abstract: The brief theoretical course, laboratory works to determine the quality of raw materials for functional purposes are presented.
  3. “General ecology” Study guide. Semenov O. G., Plyushchikov V. G. Moscow: RUDN, 2012. - 146 p.
    Abstract: The study guide considers the objective necessity of transition to an environmentally balanced model of society development in connection with global environmental problems. The analysis of the basic ecological principles underlying the adaptive landscape and organic system of agriculture, which ensure the reduction of negative consequences of technogenic factors is presented.
  4. “Veterinary radiobiology” Study guide. Plyushchikov V. G., Semenov O. G. Moscow: RUDN, 2016. - 296 p.
    Abstract: The study guide presents the fundamental task that constitutes the task of radiobiology - understanding of the general laws of biological response to the effects of ionizing radiation and the need to explain the radiobiological paradox, consisting in the discrepancy between the negligible amount of absorbed energy and extreme reactions of irradiated objects. Objectives of veterinary radiobiology: the study of radiation damage of organisms with their total exposure, the study of the biological effectiveness of ionizing radiations and their interaction with the irradiated matter, the study of the causes of the radiosensitivity of various organisms, identifying various means of protecting the body from radiation and post radiation recovery from damage, the prediction of the danger to humanity of rising radiation levels of the environment, finding new ways of using ionizing radiation in medicine, agricultural production, food and microbiological industry were formulated.


  • Monitoring systems for the solution of emergency situations (ES) in the field of agricultural production were developed.
  • The concept and guidelines of the program to protect agricultural production from ES on territories of the Russian Federation, programme for the prevention and elimination of epizooties, epiphytoties, the mass invasion of pests and their consequences were prepared.
  • The economic regulation of the activities of risk reduction and mitigation of emergency situations in the sphere of agricultural production was presented.
  • Educational and methodical materials on the expert and technical support of crop insurance of agricultural crops were prepared.
  • Study guides on Agricultural expertise and insurance of agricultural crops were developed.
  • Methodological and methodical bases for expert and technical support of insurance of agricultural crops were developed.
  • Theoretical foundations and practical recommendations for the protection of agricultural production from natural disasters and emergencies were developed.
  • Created a Factual database on plant diseases (registration in Rospatent: 14.02.2018 No 2018620267), on the death of agricultural production from natural hazards (registration in Rospatent: 14.02.2018 No 2018620295), for animal diseases (registration in Rospatent: 17.04.2018 No2018620578) on the territory of the Russian Federation since 2001 (with Reznik I.V., Radetsky A. V., Avdotin V.P.).
  • The method of growing seedlings of strawberries in greenhouses was invented (together with Kornatsky S. A., Romanets, M. M., Pletnev, V. I. Registration of the invention in Rospatent: 18.04.2017 No 2616835).
  • The method of adaptation of in vivo micro plants of strawberry was invented (together with Kornatsky S. A., Romanets, M. M., Pletnev, V. I. Registration of the invention in Rospatent: 24.01.2018 No 2642085).
  • Participated in the development of computer programs:
    • Educational and demo complex on planning measures in the event of foci of the disease of animals, with Reznik I.V., Radetsky A. V., Avdotin V.P. (Registration date:16.02.2018 No: 2018612388)
    • Educational and demo complex planning measures in the event of foci of the disease of agricultural plants, with Reznik I.V., Radetsky A. V., Avdotin V.P. Registration date: 19.02.2018 No: 2018612508

Scientific interests

  • Development of scientific substantiation of the prevention and liquidation of emergency situations in the agro-industrial complex of Russian.
  • Risk management in prevention and liquidation of emergency situations of natural and technogenic character.
  • Methodology of expert assessment of damage in agriculture.
  • Reduction and elimination of risks of emergencies in agriculture.
  • Life safety in the agro-industrial complex.
Lead is one of the most dangerous heavy metals for human. The studies of lead migration in the soil as are significantly important to forecast the transfer factors of lead in ecosystems. The paper represents data of lead concentration in dependence of the soil depth and degrees of anthropogenic impact. The research revealed influence of anthropogenic impact and species of arboreal vegetation on Pb migration in the soil profile. The results of lead concentration positively varyin the soil due to anthropogenic impact from 62.2 mg/kg to 139 mg/kg. The effect of arboreal vegetation species results in the high Pb migration down the soil profile in pine and birch sites and preferable accumulation of Pb in the upper humus horizon in the oak sites.
Since 2013, many hydroponic cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) crops in the Russian Federation have been affected by a root disorder known as “root mat” or “crazy roots.” The symptoms include extensive root proliferation within rockwool propagation cubes. Crazy roots has been reported in United Kingdom, France (Weller et al. 2000), and Japan (Sawada and Azegami 2014), where it caused significant reductions in marketable yield. The causal agent of this disease was shown to be wild-type Agrobacterium radiobacter biovar 1 strains harboring a Ri-plasmid (Weller et al. 2000). In the Russian Federation, crazy roots was found for the first time in winter 2013-2014 in the Novgorod Region on cucumber and tomato plants grown hydroponically in rockwool.
The article presents findings of investigation of domestic and wild ducks carcasses to determine the extensity and intensity of affecting them with sarcocystosis as well as learning the basic symptoms of pre-slaughter and post-slaughter diagnosis of disease. The authors determine also marketability, organoleptic, physical, chemical, and microbiological indicators of domestic and wild ducks meat affected by sarcocystosis comparing it with healthy poultry meat. In recent decades, sarcocystosis became widespread in both animals and poultry. It is revealed that sarcocystosis affects many species of farm animals, as well as domestic and wild poultry. The affected animals are characterized by reduced fatness and deteriorated consumer properties of meat, as the water content in the meat becomes higher at a smaller amount of protein, fat and extractive substances.
A high intake of Brassica vegetables reduces the risk of age-related chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular health and other degenerative diseases and diminishes the risk of several types of cancer. Chinese cabbage is a valuable antioxidant-rich food crop.