DSc in Philology,

Leading Research Fellow, Department of Old Slavic literature, IWL RAS

Education: graduated from the Philology Department of the Moscow Pedagogical State University cum laude (1994)

PhD thesis: The Death of Faith in the Work of Protopope Avvacum: Major Tragic Motifs, Symbols and Images (2006)

DSc thesis: Old Russian Written Monuments on the Time of Troubles as an Artistic Phenomenon (2020)

Researcher ID: S-5165-2018



Research interests: poetics and hermeneutics of Old Russian literature, poetics and hermeneutics of Russian literature of the Troubled Times, comparative studies, the work of protopope Avvacum.

Professional service

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Studia Litterarum

Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the journal Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur

Editor-in-Chief of the Serial Scientific Edition Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature

01.09.2007 – 01.02.2016 — Head of the Editorial office of the State Academy of Slavic Culture

01.10.2020 — present time — Acting Head, Department of Scientific Editorship, IWL RAS


Medal of the international recognition “60 years anniversary of the United Nations,” “Deeds for good of nations” (24.05.2009)


Academic publications — over 60 publications, including 2 monographs.

Selected publications


  • Old Russian literature on the Time of Troubles as an artistic phenomenon. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2019. 576 p. DOI:10.22455/978-5-9208-0605-5. (In Russ.)
  • The Work of Protopope Avvacum: The Poetics of the Tragic. Moscow, Sputnik + Publ., 2007. (In Russ.)

Edited Collections

  • Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 18. Moscow; Berlin; Direct-media Publ., 2019. 484 p. (In Russ.)
  • Hermeneutics of Old Russian Literature, issue 15; A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature; Society of Old Russia Researchers. Moscow, Rukopisnye pamiatniki Drevnei Rusi Publ., 2010. (In Russ.)
  • Writer in the Context of His Time: The Problem of Scholarly Commentary, co-edited with Vladimir I. Melnik. Moscow, Gask Publ., 2011. (In Russ.)
  • Problems of Cultural Studies, issue IX, co-edited with Irina G. Strahovskaya. Moscow, GASK Publ., 2010. (In Russ.)

Selected Essays

  • “Plots about an Elephant in the Notes on Muscovy by Heinrich von Staden and in Old Russian Literature of the 12th–16th Centuries.” Studia Litterarum, vol. 7, no. 4, 2022, pp. 126–141. https://doi.org/10.22455/2500-4247-2022-7-4-126-141 (In Russ.)
  • “Kuz'ma Minin in “The Tale of the Victories of the Moscow State” (on the methods of hero`s portrayal).” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 52, 2019, pp. 132–142. (In Russ.)
  • “‘Non-Heroic’ Heroes: Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry M. Pozharsky in the Historical Narratives of the First Third of the 17th Century.” Drevniaia Rus'. Voprosy medievistiki, no. 3 (77), 2019, pp. 125–135. DOI: 10.25986/IRI.2019.77.3.012. (In Russ.)
  • “Political Legend in the Historical Narratives of the First Third of the 17th Century.” The New Philological Bulletin, vol. 51, no. 4, 2019, pp. 111–122. DOI: 10.24411/2072-9316-2019-00094. (In Russ.)
  • “On the riddle of pskov chronicles ‘tale of woes and misfortunes…’: foreword and text.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 47, no. 1, 2018, pp. 159–168. (In Russ.)
  • “The ‘Villains’ and the ‘Good People’ in a Pskov Chronicle. On the Tumult and Internecine War and Retreat of the Pskov People from Moscow State.” The New Philological Bulletin, vol. 43, no. 4, 2017, pp. 59–69. (In Russ.)
  • “‘Going to the throne’: Moscow as a Symbol of Political Attraction in the so-called Other Narrative.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 40, no. 2, 2016, pp. 193–202. (In Russ.)
  • “Representation of Сities and Localities in the Other Narrative.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 37, no. 3, 2015, pp. 144–154. (In Russ.)
  • Depiction of 1601–1603 famine years in Russian and foreign sources about the Time of Troubles.ˮ Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 24, no. 2, 2012, pp. 77–83. (In Russ.)
  • Semantics and Peculiarities of ‘Wolves – Sheep Metaphor Use in the So-called ‘The Other Legend’. Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 19, no. 1, 2011, pp. 75–81. (In Russ.)
  • “‘The bloodthirsty lion’ Grishka Otrepyev.” Vestnik slavianskikh kul’tur, vol. 11, no. 1, 2009, pp. 89–103. (In Russ.)
  • “Interpretation of the Plot of Adam and Eve in ‘The Story about how Boris Godunov Stole a Throne by Deceit’. Filologicheskie nauki, no. 3, 2009, pp. 94–102. (In Russ.)
  • “The Symbol of ‘Inorog’ in ‘Vremennik’ by Ivan Timofeev.” Old Russia, no. 2, 2008, pp. 118–128. (In Russ.)
  • “The Martyrs in the Works by Protopope Avvacum.” Philologicheskie nauki, no. 2, 2006, pp. 101–109. (In Russ.)


2006–2017 ― Associate Professor at the Department of Philology and Slavic Philology at the Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Institute of Slavic Culture.

Lecture courses: “History of Old Russian Literature,” “Poetics of Old Russian Literature,” “Russian Folklore.” Seminars: “Editorial Practice: Basic Course,” “References.” Supervision of term papers and diplomas.