Irina Bolgova

Bolgova Irina


MGIMO University, Russia 2002-2005

Ph.D., History
Dissertation title: «European Union politics towards South Caucasus and Central Asia»

MGIMO University, Russia
M.Sc., International Relations 2000-2002

Moscow State University Lomonossov
B.Sc., History 1995-2000

Academic / Teaching Experience

Associate Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Moscow, Russia, 2006 to Present

Teach Contemporary International Relations, Russian Foreign Policy
Research Fellow Center for Post-Soviet Studies, MGIMO-University, Moscow, Russia, 2006 to Present

Research and Teaching Interests

International relations
Post-soviet space
Russia — EU relations

Grants and Awards

Research grant on «The Relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union», Chair Interbrew-Baillet Latour, Institut d’études européennes, UCL. Brussels, Belgium. (January — December 2004)

Courses Taught

Russia in global politics
Foundations of Russian Foreign Policy
Russian energy diplomacy
Global trends and transformations


Russian (native)
English (proficient)
French (proficient)


Bolgova I. European Union politics towards South Caucasus and Central Asia: Origins and Development (2008) (in Russian)
Bolgova I. Normative vs pragmatic interest: EU policies in Central Asia // RISA’s Outlook. — 2010/2011.
Spetschinsky L., Bolgova I. V. Post-Soviet or Post-Colonial? The relations between Russia and Georgia after 1991 //ERIS-European Review of International Studies. — 2014. — Т. 1. — №. 3
Istomin I., Bolgova I. Transnistrian strategy in the context of Russian—Ukrainian relations: the rise and failure of ‘dual alignment’ //Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. — 2016. — Т. 16. — №. 1. — P. 169-194

Priorities of Russian Foreign Policy
Russian Foreign Policy