2008. Doctor of philology (equivalent of PhD/Dr hab.), General linguistics and Literary theory, Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).
2003–06. Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), doktorantura (Postdoctoral). Dissertation: “The Problem of Interlingual Intertextuality”. Adviser: Dr Maksim Shapir.
1999. Candidate of philology (PhD equivalent), Russian literature and European literatures, Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia).
1995–98. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Philological Faculty, aspirantura (Postgraduate). Dissertation: “Batiushkov and Italian Literature”. Supervisor: Prof. Aleksandr Iliushin.
1991. Diploma with honors (equivalent of BA), Russian language and literature (major), Bibliography and Library studies (minor), University of Tartu (Estonia).
1986–91. University of Tartu (Estonia), Philological Faculty. Honors thesis: “The Problems of Reader’s Response and Self-Translation in the Work of E.A. Baratynsky”. Thesis director: Prof. Yuri Lotman.
18th and 19th century Russian poetry (esp. Pushkin, Batiushkov, and Baratynsky)
Russian-West-European cultural relations
Literary theory (Russian Formalism, Soviet and Central European structuralism)