Director on International and Public Affairs, VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion Research Center), since 2007

Head of department “Sociology of mass communication” at the School of International Journalism, MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations), by MFA of Russia (since 2011).

PhD in Psychology (2004).

Vienna Diplomatic Academy, Austria (2005): International Relations.
Utah State University, USA (2004): Methodology of Research and Evaluation, Psychology.
Ivanovo State University, Russia (1999): History.

Research Interests:
Transformation processes in Eastern Europe, traditional and new media in the post-Soviet societies, migration and “brain drain”, methodology of cross-country sociological research.

Russian, English, German, French.

Author of several dozens of scientific publications in the spheres of psychology, history, IR (in Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, USA).

  • Currently works on the doctoral dissertation at Department of Political Science and Sociology, Innsbruck University (Austria).

  • Senior research consultant at Go-Governance Initiative (Vienna, Austria). Since March, 2012.

  • President of Russian Chapter of Vienna Diplomatic Academy Alumni. Since December 2009.

Prior experience includes work at International Organizations (IOM, ICMPD), analytical centers (Economist Intelligence Unit, EURAC), consulting (Spectrum Consulting, WIRE), academia (Universities of Austria, Germany, Italy, Russia, USA), mass media.

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