My name is Nikita Neklyudov. I was born in a small town in Russia, Voronezh. I graduated with honours from Voronezh State University in 2018 and started my master degree at MGIMO University. My current scientific interests cover the following topics: Russian foreign policy, IR Theory and Security Studies. My thesis explores the concept of Soft power and its use as a tool of Russian foreign policy in post-Soviet countries. I have also focused on the concept of the Russian World and the issue of how Russian identity affects Russian politics. Additionally, I am very much fond of reading, among my favourite authors are Michael Lermontov and Fyodor Dostoevsky. I hope the University Consortium will help me find new friends and share my knowledge and experience with colleagues.