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

  • “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.