Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Nikolay is leading a project on Russia’s policy in the Middle East for Chatham House, having previously been the 2015 Academy Robert Bosch Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme.
He is also currently an associate research professor in the geopolitics of energy at the Gulf Studies Center of Qatar University.
He received a PhD in the economic security of the Middle East from St Petersburg State University in 2010.
His research focuses on Russian policy in the Middle East and the Caspian region. He has been a visiting fellow at a number of leading international think-tanks including the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Carnegie Moscow Center.
|2019 - present||Research associate professor, Gulf Studies Center, Qatar University|
|2018 - present||Senior research fellow, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow|
|2018-19||Research fellow, Higher School of Economics, Mscow|
|2015||Academy fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House|
|2015-16||Non-resident scholar, Carnegie Moscow Center|
|2013-19||Associate professor, political economy of the Middle East, European University, St Petersburg|
|2012-15||Senior lecturer, political economy and economic security, St Petersburg State University|
|2012||Visiting fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy|
|2011-12||Visiting lecturer, political economy of the Middle East, St Petersburg State University|
|2010-11||MA Middle East Studies, University of Exeter|
|2010||Intern, Institute of the Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science|
|2006-10||PhD International Economics and Economic Security, St Petersburg State University|
|2006-09||Attaché, Russian Embassy, Tehran|
|2006-15||Expert, Institute of the Middle East, Moscow|
|2004-06||MA Oriental Studies, St Petersburg State University|
|2003-06||MA International Economics, St Petersburg State University|
|1999-2004||BA Oriental Studies, St Petersburg State University|