Andrey Nikolaev, born in 1972, native of the city of Vyborg. In the period from 1993 to 2009 he served in the interior Ministry at the senior officers. Higher legal education, graduated with honors in 2003, Saint-Petersburg University of the interior Ministry. By the decree of the President of the RF of 12.10.2006, he was awarded the medal "For distinction in protection of public order".
Since 2009 Director of "Historical and cultural center of the Varangian yard" part-time associate Professor in the Department of Economics and management of tourism and hospitality management of the Vyborg branch of ENGECON, now Vyborg branch of the St. – Petersburg State University of Economics (ASUE).
Since 1991, corresponding member of Russian heraldic society. Participated in consulting work for regional cultural studies, heraldry, and the heraldry of sphragistics in the preparation of the scientific and educational exhibitions, shooting of documentary and popular science films.
The initiator of the project the farmstead of the Viking age Svargas since 2004 and currently the project operates in the format of a Medieval city Svargas - the Capital of the Norman lands, the only directions of living history, which is actively implementing Museum pedagogy as a basis for work with pupils and students. Is the developer of author's animation of the early middle ages for a variety of audiences.
The author of numerous publications in scientific journals and the media on a wide range of issues (history, cultural studies, pedagogy, law).
Organizer of cultural events on the territory of the Leningrad region and abroad (Festival "the Vyborg thunder", Days of culture of the Kingdom of Norway in St. Petersburg festival "the Tsar's fortress", Kirillo – Belozersk, etc.), the day of the city Sertolovo, Kamennogorsk, etc.