He was born on April 22, 1976 in Grozny,
the Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (RSFSR).
He graduated from the Minsk Suvorov Military School with a silver medal (1993), the Kaliningrad Higher Naval School with honors (1998), adjuncture at the Baltic Naval Institute named after Admiral F.F. Ushakov (2005),
He passed retraining and advanced training at the:
The service in the ranks of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was held in command and operational positions in units and headquarters of the Baltic Fleet (1998-2002); editor (2005), senior editor (2005-2007), executive secretary of the editorial board of the Military-Historical Journal (2007-2008).
Since 2008, the Institute of Military History of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (since 2010 - the Research Institute (Military History) of the Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation): deputy head of the research department (general problems and methodology of military history, 2008-2009) , deputy chief of the Military Encyclopaedic Administration - head of the department (military history and military figures) (2009-2013); the teacher of the department (military art) of the Higher Technical School of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (2013); from September 2013 to May 2016 - head of the research department (domestic military history since the beginning of the Second World War).
Prominent Russian scientists worked in leading scientific teams: Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences G.A. Kumanev, M.A. Gareev, S.A. Tyushkevich, I.S. Danilenko, O.A. Belkov, V.V. Izonov, N.F. Kovalevsky, M.S. Monakov, V.P. Plyaskin.
Doctor of Historical Sciences, Candidate of Military Sciences, Associate Professor, Colonel (reserve).
Advisor to the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences, corresponding member of the Academy of Military History, member of the Society for the Study of the History of Russian Special Services, professor at the Academy of Military Sciences, full member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences, Expert of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission for History Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2016-2018).
Member of dissertation councils on the basis of:
Kiknadze V. G. is the author of more than 190 scientific works, including the monograph "Exploration of the Soviet Navy in the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940", noted by the Certificate of Honor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, monographs "The Invisible Front of War at Sea. Domestic marine radio electronic reconnaissance in the first half of the twentieth century "and" The invisible front of war at sea. Marine radio electronic reconnaissance in the first half of the twentieth century ";
Kiknadze V. G. member of the author's collectives of books and monographs:
Kiknadze V.G. author of scientific articles, publications of documents, reviews and scientific reports in journals:
Participated in more than 20 international and all-Russian scientific conferences and congresses. Publicistic works are published in the "Arguments and Facts", "The Governing Board of an educational organization. Today. Tomorrow. Day after tomorrow", "Tomorrow", "Red Star", "Independent Military Review".
In total there are more than 250 works in the bibliographic list, incl. ed. in English, Chinese. and fr. languages.
Winner (2016, 2014), Laureate of the main prize (2018, 2017, 2013) of the All-Russian Contest "Patriot of Russia" for the best coverage in electronic and print media of the topic of patriotic education:
Kiknadze V. G. Laureate of the first incentive award of the contest of the best materials published in the journals of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda in 2012 (for the article "State and Military Management in Internal Armed Conflicts in the North Caucasus (end of XX - beginning of the XXI century)" / / Military-Historical Journal. 2012. № 2, 3).
Laureate of the Forum "Public Recognition" (for strengthening the power and glory of Russia); the decision of the Supreme Council of the National Association of Reserve Officers' Unions of the Armed Forces (MEGAPIR) No. 3984 of January 22, 2014.
Laureate of the International Photography Contest "Heroes of the First World. Photos from personal archives" (2014).
Participant of the All-Russia competition of management "Leaders of Russia".
Kiknadze V. G. participant, scientific consultant and scriptwriter of TV shows and films: "Radio-electronic reconnaissance of the Soviet Navy in the Great Patriotic War" (the "Invisible Front" series of the company "Voen-TV" for the channels "Stolitsa" and "ONT" (RB); Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-1940 "(the cycle" Secrets of Intelligence "of the" Top Secret "for the channel" NTV ")," Victory Day "(cycle" Big Change "TV channel VKT)," Following the tracks of General Yermolov "; "Marshal of the Soviet Union AM Vasilevsky" (the cycle "People of Russia" TV channel "Together-RF").
Member of the Editorial Board of the research and publishing project "Military History of the Russian State", the editorial board of the journal "Questions of History", the editor-in-chief of the online publication "Science, Society and Defense."
Lit .: Minsk IED and cadet brotherhood. M.-M. 2004, p. 331; Kunz N.Z. Your sons, school: Graduates of the Minsk VCA in the service of the Fatherland. M. 2007, p. 549, 659; Gorin Yu.P. Through the difficulties to the heights. St. Petersburg. 2001, p. 71, 110; The Baltic Naval Institute named after Admiral F.F. Ushakov. 1948-2008. Kaliningrad. 2008; Academy of Military History. St. Petersburg. 2008, p. 74-90; "Military Thought." 2006. № 2, p. 48; "Military-Historical Journal." 2008. № 6, p. 45; Military Order of Lenin Red Banner of the Order of Suvorov Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Faculty of retraining and advanced training. M. 2009, p. 39; Gorin Yu.P. Through the lens of fate ... Kaliningrad. 2011, p.254; Kunz N.Z. The pride of the Cadet brotherhood. Graduates of the Suvorov military and Nakhimov naval schools, which achieved state and public fame (Vol. 2). M. 2014, p.150-153; Chernobaev AA Historians of Russia at the end of the XIX - beginning of the XXI century: Biobibliography-graphic dictionary: in 3 volumes. T. 2. M., 2017, p. 78-79.