Pavel A. Parfentiev is an independent Russian expert on family law and family policy. Over the years he has defended the natural family and the rights of parents in the public sphere, inter alia as a member of expert councils under the State Duma (Russian Parliament) committees on family issues and education. He has written a number of books on church history, as well as a monograph on Christian motifs in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and the first Russian handbook on legal aspects of family education. Pavel is a CEO of the FamilyPolicy.Ru Advocacy Group and Chairman the Russian NGO For Family Rights. He also leads Russian language campaigns for family, life and freedom at CitizenGO.