Vassiliev invariants and combinatorial structures

Lectures delivered at Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
University of Tokyo
April--July 1999

Remark: these lecture notes are superceded by a new extended text "CDBooK. Introduction to Vassiliev Knot Invariants", joint with S.Chmutov. Draft version is available at my page in Russia and Chmutov's page in the US.

Contents of the course:

The following materials are available on-line: