Nikita Gryazin is reading for MPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford. He has immersed himself in the study of politics and international affairs at both the Bachelor and Master levels since 2013 at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Previously, he was Research Assistant at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies. Currently, he is ELN Officer, working on various projects including YGLN, and Deputy Editor for the UK Politics section in the Oxford Political Review. His main research areas are the UK and US foreign politics. Fully sharing the University Consortium ideas and principles, Nikita takes part in many UC activities. His main hobby in life is music, Nikita is playing piano, guitar, saxophone and drums on an advanced level.