Graduated with B.A. (with honors) from Gorky Urals State University (Department of Political Science and Sociology). Holds an M.A. in Sociology (with an emphasis in methodology of statistical research) - joint educational program of Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and University of Manchester (2005). Received an M.S. in Sociology from State University - Higher School of Economics (emphasis in Integrated Social Analysis, 2006).
In VCIOM since 2006 as the Deputy Head of Research Projects at Business Research Department. In 2008 was appointed Head of Multi-Media Research Department and Head of Business Research Department.
Methodology of sociological research, quality of sociological data, sample design, research tools design, conducting methodological experiments, data analysis using professional programs, exit-polling. Was awarded a scholarship of Vladimir Potanin Foundation. Participates in international, national and regional conferences, seminars and round tables.