Bair Irincheev was born in Leningrad in 1944. He completed his studies at St Petersburg University and Stockholm University. He is an author specialising in North European studies with a primary focus on conflicts between the USSR and Finland in the 20th century. His previous publications include the studies on the Winter War, Finnish fortifications and the history of the Karelian Isthmus and Vyborg. He also manages a local Vyborg war museum.
- Vyborg 1944 : The Last Soviet-Finnish Campaign on the Eastern Front Author