Executive Committee 2010-2011
Name: Nikolay Murashkin
Subject: East Asian Studies (2nd year PhD student)
College: St. Catharine’s
Originally coming from Saint-Petersburg where I earned my undergraduate degree from Saint-Petersburg State University, I have had a diversified international experience of social involvement in Russian cultural societies outside Russia, in particular during my Master studies in Paris and Tokyo, as well as during 2 years of my work in the City of London. I am very enthusiastic about spreading Russian culture abroad and doing other sorts of what can be called cultural diplomacy, but basically is about sharing fun and interesting stuff happening in Russia.
More generally, over the past 10 years I have been a member of various non-governmental organisations back in St. Petersburg (UN Association, Youth Red Cross, Youth Parliament), which made me a well-organised, diligent and responsible activist. Making interesting events through efficient teamwork is something I really enjoy doing and I am strongly motivated to deliver a dedicated performance on the CURS President’s position!
Contact: nikolay.murashkin (at) russiancambridge.org
Name: Sergey Sitnikov
Subject: Neuroscience (1st year PhD student)
I am doing PhD in Neuroscience (1st year). However, I have been working here one year before admission so I wouldn’t define myself as a newbie. I have come from Moscow where I did my first degree in physics. Being a student I actively participated in social life of my department to make my life more entertaining and interesting. My responsibilities are participation and organizing any kind of events to promote out culture and traditions in Cambridge . I take all these tasks with high responsibility and passion.
Contact: sergey.sitnikov (at) russiancambridge.org
Secretary, Public Relations Officer
Name: Nino Nikolovski
Degree: PhD in Plant Biology
I’m originally from Macedonia, but am very much attached to Russia. I lived
there for 6 years and almost instantly fell in love with the country, its
people, culture and traditions. I made lifelong friends and learned that vodka
goes best with herring fillets and that the best sauna is the one after bathing
during the Epiphany frosts. Therefore, it is my pleasure to be in the CURS
committee and help the society as much as I can.
Events and Entertainment Officer
Name: Anastasia Zolotareva
Degree: MPhil in Social Anthropological Analysis
If we haven’t met in real life yet I do hope we soon will! Whether you’re a fresher or have been in Cambridge long enough to mix up two languages CURS is an ideal place for you to mingle with people you like and realize your potential as a leader. That’s why I am in it!
During my two years in the UK, I have experienced all aspects of life as a grad student in Cambridge and (I really shouldn’t be saying this!) on the Dark Side as well. And if you think the major difference between the two is that they punt on the wrong side, come and talk to me!
As an Events Officer I am here to turn your, his, her, my – our! – ideas into action to make CURS an even better place to be!
Contact: anastasiya.zolotareva (at) russiancambridge.org
General Affairs Officer
Name: Natalia Egorova
Subject: Cognitive Neuroscience (1st year PhD student)
College: Lucy Cavendish
Moving around the world and academic disciplines is what I’ve been doing for the last 8 years. Having started with translation studies and linguistics (Russia), literature and international politics (USA & Norway), I have now switched to cognitive science (the Netherlands), experimental psychology (France), and neuroscience (England). I enjoy variety being interested in art, playing the piano, learning foreign languages (more or less permanently), travelling, and combining these activities.
What is constant about all I do though is that I excel at it and share my knowledge and expertise with others.
I have experience in applying for and managing grants, being the head of the Russian society in the US, representing people on councils and boards. I am an alumna of several international programs (UGRAD, Huygens, ISS) as well as a current Gates scholar. In CURS I am involved in a wide array of activities ranging from party mood setting to striving to extend the connections of the society with its homologues in England and abroad.
Contact: natalia.egorova (at) russiancambridge.org
Name: Dmitry Dubovitskiy
Degree: PhD in Computer Science Digital Image Processing
responsible for representing the CURS in an external relation as long as coordinating wide range of outdoor and indoor activities.
Contact: dda (at) russiancambridge.org
Art Activities Officers
Name: Nurbala Shukeyeva and Aigul Aisautova
College: New Hall
Our aim is to unite passion not only for the language itself but also for it’s diverse and rich literature hoping to introduce the members to several masterpieces of the Golden Era. We believe that the organization of our own drama events will provide a great opportunity to portray Russia from a completely new perspective not only to the University students but also to visitors interested in our work.
Our goal is to organize several meetings (hopefully, once a week) during the term and to choose an interesting and moving drama piece (or perhaps more than one) which would be presented to the members and visitors in the end of this Lent term.
Contact (Nurbala Shukeyeva): nurbala.shukeyeva (at) russiancambridge.org
Contact (Aigul Aisautova): aigul.aisautova (at) russiancambridge.org
Name: Alexey Bannykh
Subject: Materials Science (3rd year PhD student)
I was born at a border between Europe and Asia in the Ural region but later moved to Moscow and entered Kolmogorov School which is also called Advanced Education Science Centre, as a higher education institution I chose Lomonosov Moscow State University, Physics faculty.
Once I got here to Cambridge I was pleased to get to know that there was such a well developed association of Russian speaking students and members of the University which supports the spread of Russian culture. I was inspired by the way the people worked and soon got involved into this process.
Currently, I am also a member of the Cambridge Union association which gives me a right to take advantage of such a powerful source of information and facilities for the benefit of the Russian Society.
I do believe that my desire to reinforce the power of CURS will be highly assessed by all the members and I will try my best to go on the job done and contribute to the CURS prosperity to a great extent!
Contact: alexey.bannykh (at) russiancambridge.org
Web Design Officer
Name: Andriy Gordiychuk
Subject: 3rd year Engineering student
Andriy is a third-year Engineering student at King’s College. In his spare time he enjoys developing applications for iPhone and iPad as well as reading financial and historical literature. Andriy also rows, currently competing for King’s M1, and is the second fastest rower in the club. He is also a member of Cambridge Union Society and regularly visits their events. He recently founded theCambridge University Eurasia Society where he is now the President.
Contact: andriy.gordiychuk (at) russiancambridge.org
Andriy’s web site
Intellectual Development Officer
Name: Evgeniy Zatulovskiy
Contact: evgeniy.zatulovskiy (at) russiancambridge.org