Personal profile


Maksim is a linguist (computational linguistics, corpus-based studies, semantics, terminology) and discourse analyst, working on an interdisciplinary PhD project, situated at the intersection of Linguistics, Media Studies, and Russian and East European Studies. Under the supervision of Professors Stephen Hutchings and Vera Tolz at the University of Manchester, Maksim is carrying out research using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for a PhD project entitled: "Transforming Meaning: Russian Trolls in Social Media’s Changing Linguistic Landscape". When complete, Maksim's thesis will provide the first substantive analysis of how the linguistic practices of online actors identified as Russian state-sponsored trolls change with time and context.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Idiomatics in English Legal Terminology and Issues of its Translation into Russian., Samara State University

1 Sept 201630 Jun 2018

Award Date: 30 Jun 2018

Bachelor of Laws, Budgetary control and its forms in Russia and foreign countries., Samara State University

1 Sept 201230 Jun 2030

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Areas of expertise

  • DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature


  • Social Media
  • computational linguistics
  • large language models
  • Discourse analysis
  • Political communication
  • Russian Studies
  • disinformation
  • misinformation