Cambridge Central Asia Forum
Undergraduate Diploma (Hons) in International Relations, St. Petersburg State University; exchange programme in Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo; Master's in Finance, Sciences Po, Paris; PhD, University of Cambridge. Fellow, Cambridge Central Asia Forum. Former analyst, London-based bank, responsible for commodity transactions in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Former: President, Cambridge University Russian Society; Member, Youth Red Cross; Member, United Nations Association. Active in projects involving academics in Japan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan. Author of several academic and analytic publications in English and Russian. Interests: contemporary Eurasian politics (Russia, Northeast Asia, Silk Road), political economy of financial aid, local nationalism and identity processes. Hobbies: balalaika; basketball; "What? Where? When?" (team trivia sport); Central and East Asian cuisine.