Alexander Glushko, born in Moscow in 1972. Graduated from the Faculty of Archive-Keeping at the Historical and Archival Institute at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Is one of the leading specialists in the history of piloted space exploration and rocket technology in Russia. Specialist on the history of twentieth-century military uniform and medals. Author of more than 170 publications. Has helped to devise a large number of insignia and awards for various organisations and public associations.