Olga Dubrovina graduated with a degree in Contemporary History from Moscow State University Lomonosov (MSU) in 2004 and in Communication of Enterprises and International Organizations from Modena and Reggio Emilia University in 2010. She obtained a PhD degree from Modena and Reggio Emilia University in 2015 with a thesis on ’Images of Soviet Union in fascist Italy’ and a second PhD from Moscow State University Lomonosov in 2017 with a thesis on ’Construction’s mechanism of representations about Soviet Russia in Italy: 1922-1943’. From 2015 till 2018 she was an adjunct professor at Modena and Reggio Emilia University where she lectured in Russian history and culture.

Current position: Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science, Law and International Studies (SPGI), University of Padua, conducting a study for InsSciDE on Russian Science Diplomacy throughout the Space race during the Cold War.

Olga is a case study author in InsSciDE’s space work package and was a teacher in Warsaw Science Diplomacy School 2021.

Main publications:
“V otrazhenii vraga... Predstavlenija o Sovetskoj Rossii v Italii v mezhvoiennyj period” [In the reflection of the enemy. ideas about Soviet Russia in the interwar period]. Second edition, AIRO XXI, Moscow, 2019. ISBN: ISBN 978–591022–419-7 (in Russian).
Majskij I.M. “Politica estera della RSFSR 1917-1922” [Foreign policy of RSFSR 1917-1922”, translation in Italian, introduction and general editorship, Biblion Edizioni srl Milano, 2020. ISBN 978-88-33830-48-3 (in Italian).
“Battles in Russia. Don and Stalingrad 75 years later”, edited by Olga Dubrovina, Edizioni Unicolpi, Milano, 2018. ISBN: 9788840020365 (in Italian).
“The New soviet diplomacy and its cultural dimension”, in Il Ponte edited by A. Panaccione, nn. 11-12, November-December 2017, pp. 131-154. (in Italian).
“Foreign policy and/or revolution? The first steps of Bolshevik Russia in Italy: actors, tools, overlapping of two policies”, in Annali della Fondazione Ugo la Malfa (peer-reviewed), XXXI, 2016, pp. 286-306. (in Italian).