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Irina V. Volkova

  • Irina V. Volkova has been at HSE University since 1995.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2006

    Doctor of Sciences* in National History
    Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Thesis Title: Army, Government and Society: the Military Factor in Russian Imperial Policy

  • 1992
    Associate Professor
  • 1985

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in National History
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Thesis Title: A New Period in Russian History in the work of S.M.Solovyev

  • 1979

    Degree in History
    Lomonosov Moscow State University, Historical

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Professional Interests

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


Research Projects

  • The winner (in co-authorship with I.B.Orlov) of the competition "the Best Research Work in 2012", run by HSE Fund for educational innovations; nomination: "Interdisciplinary training course "Political Anthropology of Russia", 2012
  • Grant by the Higher School of Economics’ Academic Fund Program, the theme: "System of public catering in Russia of XX-beginning of XXI centuries", 2008

Employment history



1983-1995 - historical faculty of the Moscow state pedagogical Institute (Moscow state pedagogical University): assistant, senior lecturer, docent
1995 - present - HSE

Achievements and Promotion

  • Honorary letter of the Higher School of Economics (November 2002)

Work Experience

  • Professor, Department of World and Russian History, Higher School of Economics, 2007 - till date
  • Associate Professor, Higher School of Economics, 1995 - 2007
  • Instructor, Faculty of History, Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1983-1995
  • Post-graduate studies, Faculty of History, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1979-1982


  • Editorial Board Member for scientific magazines “Humanities Research” and “Contemporary Research and Innovation”, 2011 - current


Professional Interests

  • Russian Army XVIII-XX
  • Civil-military relations in Russian/Soviet and world history of XVIII-XX centuries
  • Military-historical anthropology
  • Military-patriotic education
  • The history of everyday life of Russian society in the twentieth century


  • English, German

2013/2014 Courses


  • Социология знания: общество как система и жизненный мир" ( ГУ ВШЭ, 16 мая 2009г.)
  • "Россия и мир глазами друг друга. Из истории взаимовосприятия (ИРИ РАН, февраль 2007)
  • Славянский мир в третьем тысячелетии (Институт славяноведения, Мэрия Москвы, май 2006)

Refresher Training

  • Short term course "Basics of organizing and conducting training courses in the LMS system", Higher School of Economics, 13-20 February, 2013

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