University of Zurich
Nach der Zweitweg-Matura Studium der Rechtswissenschaft an der Universität Zürich, 2016 Wechsel in die Studiengänge Slavistik und Germanistik. 2020 BA-Abschluss im Bereich Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft. Seit 2021 Masterstudium in Slavistik und AVL. 2021 – 2022 Tutorin für russische Phonetik & Online-Kurs: Media Landscapes of Russian Culture an der UZH.
Yana Hugentobler studiert Anglistik und Slavistik an der Universität Zürich. Im Jahr 2021 hat sie die Sprachkompetenzprüfung Russisch bestanden. Zurzeit studiert sie Fachdidaktik Russisch und die Polnische Sprache. Ihre Leidenschaft ist ihr Sohn, den sie bilingual erzieht.
I was born on 4th April 1997 in Mendrisio, Switzerland. After graduating from high school in the Canton of Ticino, I moved to Zürich in 2017, where I began my studies at UZH. Currently, I am in the 3rd year of my bachelor’s program at the faculty of Arts and Social Science. My major is Political Science and my minor is Slavonic Language and Literature with a focus on Russian. I spent the spring semester 2019 at Masaryk University in Brno, where I focused on Czech Politics, European Integration as well as Comparative politics, and I had the chance to get familiar with a particular Slavonic language and culture.
Geboren und aufgewachsen in der Ukraine. Nach meinem ersten universitären Abschluss in meiner Heimat ging ich nach Deutschland, wo ich die deutsche Sprache lernte. Zurzeit studiere ich Soziologie als Hauptfach und Slavische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft als Nebenfach an der Universität Zürich.
2009-2014 Studium an der staatlichen Universität Samara, Dokumentationsmanagement (Spezialistin).
2016-2017 Studium an der Fachhochschule St Gallen, Betriebswirtschaftslehre.
Seit 2017 studiert Kunstgeschichte im Hauptfach und die slavische Literaturwissenschaft im Nebenfach an der Universität Zürich. Interessiert sich für Literatur, Kunst, Politik, Sprachen, Reisen und Sport (Schwimmen).
University of Konstanz
University of Bern
University of Lausanne
BA-Abschluss im Bereich Angewandte Linguistik an der Uzhgoroder Nationalen Universität in der Ukraine im Sommer 2017. Studium in Slavistik und Linguistik an der Universität Bern seit September 2017. In der Freizeit beschäftige mich mit der Verbesserung von 5 erlernten Sprachen (Englisch, Deutsch, Slowakisch, Serbo-Kroatisch und Arabisch) sowie mit Reisen.
Lecturer at the Departement of Slavic and South Asian Studies of the University of Lausanne since 2020, PhD. Thesis was devoted to linguistic and civilizational aspects in textbooks of Russian as a foreign language for French-speaking students published during the 20th century (2020). Research: didactics, slavistics, history and epistemology of linguistic ideas. Teaching: Russian language, epistemology and didactics
University of Belgrade
Marija Kuvekalovic was born on April 26, 1996 in Belgrade. She is currently a fourth-year student at the Russian Language, Literature and Culture Department. Her interests are 20th century Russian literature and culture. She has participated in the International Congress of Slavists in Belgrade and student conferences at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, as well as student conferences at the University of Zurich.
PhD student at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
Lana Jeknic was born on February 16, 1993 in Belgrade. In 2017 graduated Lana Jeknic from the Department of Russian Language, Literature and Culture at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. In 2018, she defended the master thesis – «Man and his «small world» in the plays Nikolay Kolyada. Tragedy of existence». Lana Jeknic is now in the first year of the PhD studies at the Department of Russian Language, Literature and Culture. Her main interest is modern Russian drama, with emphasis on the works of Nikolay Kolyada and his theatre school, as well as Russian literature and art of the XX century. She actively participates in the promotion of the Russian language and culture by working at the Russian Centre of the Russian World Fondation at the Faculty of Philology.
Simka Djuric was born on 2nd May 2000 in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2019, she entered the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade, Department of Russian Language, Literature and Culture. She fluently speaks Serbian, Russian, English and German language. Her main interest is the Russian avant-garde. Shе used to run a blog about the Russian literature and culture for 3 years and organized several literature themed meetings. She currently works as a language tutor and copywriter, but her main goal is to become a literary translator and a scholar. In her free time, she likes exploring Russian contemporary art.
University of Zagreb
I was born in 2000 in Požega, Croatia. I have completed the undergraduate programmes of Croatian Language and Literature and Russian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where I am currently enrolled in the graduate programme (specializing in teaching and translation studies). I participate in the organization and implementation of various projects as a member of the Pushkin Club of Students of Russian Language (KSRUP). I have published around 10 scientific papers, given presentations at several international conferences, worked as a journalist at the Zagreb School of Slavic Studies and the Matica hrvatska cultural institution, and now I am teaching Croatian as second and foreign language. I am the recipient of a number of awards and certificates (Rector’s Award, Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Josip Badalić Plaque). My research activities are focused on comparative Slavic studies, especially Croatian and Russian accentology and historical grammar.
Palmira Krleža was born in 1991 in Čakovec, Croatia. She graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2016, with MA degree in Russian Language and Literature and History of Art. She enrolled in postgraduate programme in Medieval Studies at the University of Zagreb in 2017. Her research interests include history and theory of byzantine art and arts and culture of the Slavic world. She is author of several scientific publications and translations from Russian to Croatian. She is speaks Croatian, Russian and English and is conversant in German.
South Ural State University
She was born in Chelyabinsk in 1996. Second-year student of the Master’s Degree at the Department of Russian Language and Literature, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk). She graduated from the bachelor’s degree at the branch of Moscow State University in the city of Sevastopol in the direction of journalism, defended her final qualifying work on the topic «Features of interviewing people with mental disabilities.» In the field of scientific interests, one can single out contemporary regional poetry and psychological trends in literature and journalism.
Was born in Chelyabinsk. I am a second-year student of South Ural State University. My major is Philology. In 2019 I won the International Russian Language Week at Sochi State University competition in the category «Author’s Poem». I also take an active part in such competitions as Vladimir Mayakovsky Annual Poetry Championship, Filatov Fest and World Poetry Day Сompetition.
Matvey Sholokhov was born in Chelyabinsk. He studied at the Lyceum on a linguistic profile. He worked in the school newspaper. 8 years in photography, 5 years in video. Since 2017 he studies at the SUSU on the specialty «Philology» and works at the university TV and radio company «SUSU-TV». At the moment in the post of director of special Projects.
Charles University in Prague
I was born on 15thJuly 1997 in ÚstínadOrlicí, Czech Republic. Since 2017, I have studied at the Department of East European Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. In 2019, I started working as an auxiliary in the Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS, responsible for collations (comparison of different copies of the same text). Currently, I’m in the third year of the bachelor’s program in Russian Language and Literature.
I was born on 4th May 1997 in Pardubice, Czech Republic. In 2016, I started my studies at the Department of East European studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. In 2019, I graduated from the bachelor’s program with the work of the topic of «Publishing activities of Russian interwar emigration in Czechoslovakia». Currently, I am a master’s student.
Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages
Farid Veliev was born on May 17, 2000, in Kazakhstan. Currently he is a second-year student at the faculty of management and international communications, journalism, Kazakh Ablaikhan University of International Relations and World Languages. Engaged in poetry and music writing.
My name is Nuray Sarsembayeva. I was born on 21 of July, 1999, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. My passion has always been classical literature and drawing. So, I decided to start my path by entering the Faculty of Philology of the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages. In 2021, I completed my bachelor’s degree in foreign philology, and now I am on my way to earning a Master’s degree.
Ilya Kutsenko was born on January 27th 1997 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Currently he is a German teacher at the Kazakh-German University. In 2022 he awarded a master’s degree of philology at the Kazakh Ablai Khan University of International Relations and World Languages. He is engaged in linguistic science, his interests mostly lay in comparing German and Russian language in the spheres of literature, culturology and oratory speech.
In 2014 completed master’s degree in Oriental Studies at Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, Kazakhstan. Senior lecturer of the Department of Oriental languages translation at the Oriental faculty of Ablai Khan Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages. Phd student on the Translation Studies program since 2021. The area of interest includes literature of the absurd, modern prose and poetry, methods of teaching the Korean language, theory and practice of Russian-Korean and Korean-Russian translation.
Saint Petersburg State University
Born on September 6, 1998 in Voronezh, Russia. In 2020, he graduated from the bachelor‘s program “Russian Language and Literature” of St. Petersburg State University. Since 2020, he has been a student of the master’s program “Legal Linguistics” at St. Petersburg State University.
Research interests include the history of Old Russian, the history of the language of law, the context problem and the problems of modern communications.
The source of inspiration are the language crisis and typewriters. Poet, visual poet.
Was born on October 10, 1999 in Perm, Russia. Graduated from department of Russian Philology, St. Petersburg State University in 2021. Now I’m studying Legal Linguistics as a master’s program. Fields of my scientific interest are language worldview, legal linguistics, stylistics and the Soviet language. I have been keen on Russian language since school when successfully took part in All-Russian Olympiad of School Students.
I was born in Vladivostok, Russia. Winner of the All-Russian Olympiad of School Students in literature. Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University, department of philology, programme “Russian Philology: Russian Language and Literature”. My scientific interests are prose of S. Dovlatov and the Leningrad underground in the 1960s-1980s.
Mariia Khodchenkova was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2002. After graduating from high school in 2020 in the same year Mariia entered Saint Petersburg’s State University for Russian as Foreign language.
Her interests are Russian phonetics and grammar, Russian and world’s literature, playing musical instruments (piano), spots, travelling and learning languages (English, Spanish, Korean).
In 2020 I graduated from the St. Petersburg State University, department of «Russian as a Foreign Language». Currently I’m a freshman of a master’s programme «Russian Language and Russian Culture in the Aspect of Teaching Russian as Foreign Language». My scientific interests are closely related to the analysis of grammatical, lexicological, cognitive and semantic hallmarks of verbs, designing the dictionary entries for foreign students. In my free time I attend exhibitions and cultural events, study dance and psychology as well.
Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest
In 2014, studied for a semester at the Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Romania, at the faculty of European and American studies.
In 2017 completed master’s degree in History at the Academician Y.A. Buketov Karaganda State University. Also worked in the center for the study and analysis of the religious situation in the Karaganda region.
Since 2019, is a PhD student on the Literary studies program, at the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Hungary).
Research interests include cinematography, Russian literatureand history of Soviet everyday life, international relations and cultural studies. Hobbies are music and drawing.
Antonina Krasnopolskaya have completed two Master’s degree. First – in 2012 in Communication & Media Studies from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, and second – in 2019 in Russian Language and Literature at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, where her thesis was “The social roles of the women in Old Russia”, based on Old Russian literature. Her studies have made her consider the question of where the connection between the feeling of guilt and woman’s social place in life was. At the PhD program she is examining this phenomenon more closely. Her academic field of interest involves female roles and their development. Other experiences: 2012-2016 an Administrator at a privat museum of Hungarian history; 2016-2018 a member of the Hungarian team at International Festival of Creativity “Golden Drum Slovenia”.
Zurich University of Art (ZHdK)
Evgeniia Kostinskaia is studying contemporary art at ‹Curating› Program at the Zurich University of Art (ZHdK). In 2017 she graduated from Literature Institute named after A.M. Gorky in Moscow (Professional postgraduate program ‘Creative writing’), then took part in literary schools and volunteered in cultural projects, writing prose. Her areas of interest are contemporary art, including autofiction, and contemporary fine art. Evgeniia also has a PhD in economics and management.
Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University
Born and lives in Almaty. Graduate of the Faculty of Romance-Germanic Philology (bachelor’s degree) 2008. Graduate of Open Literary School Almaty workshop of “Prose and Children’s Literature” Seasons 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017. At moment 2nd year undergraduate student at Abai University, Department of Russian Language and Literature. Has publications in the almanac „Literary Alma-ata” (2013, 2014, 2015), Collection of graduates of the Open Literary School of Almaty (OLSHA) “Big Break” (2015), Internet magazine “Autograph” (2015), almanac “LiterraNova” (2016-2018), “Illustrated guide to the meanings of Almaty” (2017), Jubilee collection of prose OLSHA “Road without end” (2019).
I was born in the land of legends, a small town in the north-east of Kazakhstan. I received my higher education at the Kazakh State Pedagogical University, now the Abai University. I also completed my master’s degree here, and I am currently studying for a doctorate. I worked in the editorial office of the regional periodical of Ayaguz, in the regional newspaper «Irtysh» as a columnist for the Ayaguz district. I successfully participated in the winter semester of the Swiss-American Academy as a teacher-instructor in Russian language and literature (Lysine village, Switzerland). I also have publications in scientific and methodological publications.
University of Ljubljana
Vinsent Vilčnik was born in 1996 in Maribor, Slovenia. She graduated in 2020 from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts with bachelor degree in Russian and South Slavic Languages. Vinsent spent the academic year 2016/2017 studying abroad at The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow and winter semester of 2018 improving her Macedonian language at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje. Currently she is studying under the master’s program »Russian as a Foreign Language in Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspective« at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She writes poetry and prose and translates Russian and Macedonian poetry and prose to Slovenian. Vinsent speaks Slovenian, Russian, English, Macedonian, Serbian and Croatian.
Pia Marija Žugman
My name is Pia Marija Žugman and I was born 26. 11. 1998. I am currently in my third year of BA studies on the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, where I study Polish Studies and Slovene Studies. Since middle school I am a big fan of learning new languages and especially about our Slovene and all foreign literatures and of course cultures that are connected to them. That has led me to translating – I enjoy translating dramas and short stories the most. Withing the university studies I created a few Wikipedia pages on polish authors and participated in the translating project Vaja v prevajanju (Exercise in translating) . I am currently writing my BA under the mentorship of Mateja Pezdirc Bartol (PhD) and Lidija Rezoničnik (PhD), in which I will compare some dramas of Drago Jančar and Slawomir Mrožek – I will focus mainly on the analysis of characters and comparison between both totalitarian systems.
At Malmö Art Academy / Lund University
Emily Magdalena Orlet
Emily Magdalena Orlet is a student in the Master programme in Fine Arts from 2023. As an artist she is represented by Eyes on Talents/Paris. She graduated from ECAL/École cantonale d’art de Lausanne with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in 2022 and a Foundation Year Diploma in 2019. Her research focuses on the Swiss artist Miriam Cahn. During her seven-month stay in Russia, she successfully completed the intensive course Russian as a Foreign Language (Levels B1-B2) at the Russian State Pedagogical University in the name of A.I. Herzen/ Saint Petersburg and worked as an intern at the Hermitage Museum as well as with publications at the newspaper Sankt Petersburger Herold. She passed the Matura with the profile of old languages (Latin proficiency/Grosses Latinum) and Immersion German/French at the grammar school Freudenberg/Zurich.