I'm a postdoc at the Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russia). I defended my PhD thesis at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences. My research interests moved from the problems of adaption of conservatism to changing internal and external institutional conditions, to the interaction between the traditional mainstream and right-wing populist parties (RPPs). These issues are important not only for the future EU’s configuration, but also for the prospects of the EU as a global actor. In this context, I currently focus on identification of the foreign policy impulses of RPPs, based on my previous research on the conceptual essence of populism and experience in analysing European politics. This research project is at the intersection of comparative politics and European studies.