I was born and raised in the coldest city in the world in a family of farmers, hunters and wildlife managers. There, in a Siberian wilderness, a person is taught to understand that a human being is just a small part of nature, and not its master.
My interest in environmental issues evolved when I decided to study the Arctic, and my interest in the Arctic started when I was living above the Arctic Circle, doing an exchange semester in the Arctic University of Norway.
I have finished Master’s programmes in Arctic Regional Studies in the North-Eastern Federal University, and in Arctic Studies at Paris-Saclay University. Besides that, I hold a degree in Law from North-Eastern Federal University.
All of it led me to the idea that I want to work with the environmental knowledge and to do an internship at GRID-Arendal. Here, I mainly assist Polar and Mountain Environments Programme. In my work, I want to apply my understanding of the Arctic in practice and gain professional experience.