Александр Мыльников – исследователь славянского мира
St. Petersburg historian Alexander S. Myl'nikov (1929–2003) for a long time was a leading Russian specialist in the 18–19th centuries Czechia. Having the talent of typological generalization he was actively involved in the comparative studies of Central Europe and enriched this field by cultural and ethnological components. Myl'nikov did a lot for the elaboration of the history of Slavistics, paying a special attention to the origins of this discipline and the German contribution to it. The article presents professional path of the creative and versatile historian and clarifies his unique place in the humanities of the second half of the 20th century.