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Graduate student (MA) in Russian Studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Fields of study

  • Russian language
  • Linguistics
  • Translation
  • Elective studies in Bulgarian

Related interests

  • Slavic studies
  • Old Church Slavonic
  • History of Russia
  • Culture, society and politics of Russia
  • History of Eastern Europe and the Balkans
  • Transition of post socialistic states
  • Historic and comparative linguistics, typology
  • Intercultural communication
  • Language teaching
  • Didactics of German as a foreign language (DaF)
  • Computer linguistics, Natural Language Processing (NLP)
  • Machine and computer aided translation (MT / CAT)
  • Corpus linguistics

Relevant stays abroad

Seminars abroad



  • German (mother tongue)
  • Danish (fluent, C2)
  • English (fluent, C1)
  • Russian (fluent, C1)
  • Bulgarian (B1)
  • Turkish (A2)
  • French, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Old Church Slavonic (reading)

Computing skiils

  • PHP
  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • RegEx
  • Installation and administration of content management systems (CMS)
  • Linux, Windows

Further fields of interest

  • Regions: Scandinavia, CIS, Mediterranean; West, Central, South and Southeast Asia
  • Sciences: Political science, philosophy, religious studies, macroeconomics, sociology, psychology, memory and commemoration studies, anthropology, archeology, geography, IT
  • Arts: Classic modern art, classic Russian avant-garde, architecture, folk arts, music (classic and modern music from all countries and cultures), dancing (actively hip hop, salsa and Bulgarian folk dances)

Countries travelled

Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State

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