Our team
Natalia Burlinova
Founder and President of PICREADI, Associate Professor at Moscow State University, Visiting Lecturer at MGIMO University

BA, MA degrees — MGIMO University (Moscow State University on International Relations, Russia). 2007 — 2009: PhD — Moscow State University — Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia), the topic of PhD thesis: "NATO in Afghanistan (2003 — 2009): Problems of the Creation and Implementation of the Political Strategy".
Job Experience

2006 - 2008: Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti, Analyst dealing with the information support of Russian foreign policy.

2010 - 2014: Gorchakov Fund, Program Director.

Worked as an expert at the The Foundation for Historical Outlook (Moscow), author and host of the analytic programs on Russian domestic and foreign policy «Internal Factor» and «External Factor», «Moscow Speaks» Radio Station (92 FM).

Participant of many Russian and international conferences on world politics, author of regular publications on international issues of current importance, Russian foreign policy, NATO-Russian relations, NATO in Afghanistan on several well-known Russian internet websites such as Stoletie.ru, Agency of Political News, etc. Author of special courses «Practice of Russia contemporary public diplomacy and «soft power».

Awarded with the Collective Security Treaty Organization medal (CSTO). Member of Youth Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.

Research Interests:

  • Russian «soft power»;
  • NATO-Russian relations;
  • NATO's operation in Afghanistan;
  • Russia's information strategy, Russia's image abroad.
  • Daria Bozhko
    Executive director
    BA degree - Moscow State University (2018), MA degree - Higher School of Economics (2020, International Relations: European and Asian Studies program). The topic of master's thesis: "China's and the US' Economic Diplomacy in the Context of the Trade War".
  • Olga Tipaylova
    Translator and editor
    Specialist degree — Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), Foreign Studies. Study tour to Germany: interpreting, translation and intercultural communication. PhD — MSLU, field of research: History of International Relations.