Dr. Vladimir Zherebov
Coordinator, Commonwealth of Independent States Pillar
Vladimir Zherebov holds a doctorate in Slavic and Eastern-European studies (KU Leuven), and has years of experience in education and academic research on the subject of the Russian-speaking world, its culture and language. He witnessed the last years and the fall of the Soviet Union, the infamous period of Perestroika, followed by the turbulent 90’s, and the consequent reconstruction of Russia to its current state. He moved to Belgium in the end of the first decade of the 2000’s to pursue an academic career. After obtaining a doctoral degree, he worked at the department of Russian and Eastern-European studies as a lecturer. From 2015 – 2017, Vladimir coordinated the activities of the Centre for Russian Studies (KU Leuven). Besides being the coordinator for the CIS pillar at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy (VUB), Vladimir holds a position as a researcher at the University of Leuven and leads and develops various educational activities both as an independent specialist and in cooperation with various cultural and scientific organisaions, such as the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels. His fields of specialization include Slavic and Eastern European Studies, Russian Language and Literature and Cognitive Linguistics.
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