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Liudmila Novikova

  • Liudmila Novikova has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2004

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1996

    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016, 2015, 2014

Courses (2022/2023)

Courses (2021/2022)

Political History of Russia (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Humanities; 3 year, 3, 4 module)Rus

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)



Articles and chapters12

Book reviews and review essays8

Other publications4


  • 2015
    ICCEES IX World Congress (Makuhari). Presentation: “Grassroots violence in the Russian Civil War”
  • 2014
    Patriotic Cultures during the First World War (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: “From the First World War to the Russian Civil War: The Patriotisms of Reds and Whites”
  • 2013
    BASEES/ICCEES European Congress (Cambridge). Presentation: “Civil War in North Russia: Zemstvo role in the White administration and the etatization of the local self-government, 1918-1920”

Editorial board membership

2013–2018: Member of the Editorial Board (Associate Editor), Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History.

Employment history

2005-2013 - Assistant Professor, later - Associate Professor at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Timetable for today

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‘The Past Is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past’

This summer, the HSE Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences was reorganized to become the HSE Institute for Advanced Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies. Oleg Budnitskii, Doctor of Historical Sciences, head of the Centre and director of the Institute, talked to the HSE News Service about the new division.

Slut-Shaming by Lend-Lease

How Soviet women paid a price for associating with allied soldiers

International Scholarly Conference "A «Memory Revolution»: Soviet History through the Lens of Personal Documents"

The conference was held on 7-8 June 2017 in Moscow

HSE Offers Traineeship Opportunities for International Doctoral Students

Doctoral schools provide an opportunity for international doctoral students to undertake part of their study or research at HSE. The university offers two types of traineeships – research and study. The study stay involves taking courses from the HSE doctoral schools. The research stay offers the opportunity to work with a particular academic advisor or at an international research laboratory or centre; gain access to international full-text and abstract databases, journals and books; and attend graduate seminars.

'Just because a Document Is in the Archives, One Should not Assume that It Contains the Truth'

Higher School of Economics hosted the conference Looking Back, Looking Forward: New Directions in World War II Research to mark the fifth anniversary of the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.

‘Russia's Revolution in Regional Perspective’ Edited by Liudmila Novikova

Slavica Publishers (Indiana University, Bloomington, USA) issued the first book of the collection of essays ‘Russian Home Front in War and Revolution, 1914-22’. 

Russian Home Front In War And Revolution, 1914-22. Russia's Revolution In Regional Perspective

Slavica Publishers (Bloomington, IN) issued the collection of papers edited by Liudmila Novikova, Deputy Director of the the International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences. Novikova also prepared one of the chapters.

Extramural School ‘Forced Labour during WWII: Analysis of Documents and Exchange of International Experiences’

From October 1 – 7th, 2015, HSE students and graduates in history participated in an extramural school headed by Professor Oleg Budnitsky on ‘Forced Labour during WWII: Analysis of Documents and International Exchange of Experience’ in Berlin, Germany.

A People’s History of War

HSE has hosted the international academic conference ‘Europe, 1945: Liberation, Occupation, Retribution,’ during which historians, sociologists, and culturologists from various countries discussed the social, economic, military, political, and cultural phenomena caused by World War II. In an interview with the HSE News Service, the Director of HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, Oleg Budnitskii, discusses the conference, its organizers, and its guests, and also talks about why it is important to study the human dimension of war.

Book by Liudmila Novikova Translated into Italian

The publishing house Viella issued the Italian edition of the book La “Controrivoluzione” in Provincia. Movimento Bianco e Guerra Civile nella Russia del Nord, 1917–1920 (Provincial Counter-revolution: White Movement and the Civil War in North Russia, 1917-1920) by Liudmila Novikova, Deputy Director of The International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences and Associate Professor at the School of History.