Yulia holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Regional (African) Studies from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University), Russia. Her Bachelor’s thesis focused on the US economic policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yulia earned her Master’s degree with Merit in International Affairs from the Australian National University. She worked at the English Newsroom of RT (Russia Today) TV Channel and at the Energy Section of the EU Delegation to Russia. Yulia is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at King’s College London, University of London, and is a member of the Russian & Eurasian Security Research Group. Her thesis explores the idea and phenomenon of ‘soft power’ in Russian foreign policy.
Professional interests: Soft Power, Public Diplomacy, Russian Politics & Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Political Psychology
Blog: The Unbearable Lightness of Russian Soft Power