Department of the Russian 
Language and Elocution

Head of the Department: Elena Kotsova, PhD (Philology), Associate Professor

Department address: 7 Smolny Buyan, room 206


The Department of the Russian Language and Elocution was founded in 1938 which makes it one the oldest departments at the University.

Since 2002 we have offered a Ph.D. program in the Russian Language and since 2010 we also offer a Master of the Russian Language program.

The Department’s research focus is in the new field of cognitive studies. Our major research project Russian Cognitive Space in European North led by Professor T.A. Sidorova looks at spheres of concepts of peoples living in European North in comparative perspective. Ethno culture and ethnography are primary research focuses. A laboratory of socio- and psycholinguistics was created at the Department in 1996 and has been active ever since.


  • Contemporary Russian Language (современный русский язык)
  • Language Theory
  • Stylistics
  • Text Linguistics
  • Complex Linguistic Text Analysis
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language of Media
  • Rhetoric

Department Staff

  • Elena Kotsova – Head of the Department, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Larisa Golovenkina, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Victoria Maryanchik, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Olga Morozova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Elina Osipova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Natalia Petrova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Tatyana Petrova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Larisa Popova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Tatyana Sidorova, Ph.D. (Doctoral and Postdoctoral, Philology), Professor
  • Tatyana Shestakova, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Tatyana Yudina, Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor
  • Irina Kokovina – Teaching and Studies Adviser
  • Svetlana Raksina – Teaching and Studies Adviser
Updated 11.05.2013