In 1914, photo-editor at the Pathe Brothers Laboratory. Worked for the Moskinokomitet (Moscow Film Committee), 1918-1927. Later at Goskino. Met and later married Dziga Vertov, and worked with him in the Film Archive.
In the 1920s, member of the Kinoki group. Assistant and codirector to her husband. After his death, prepared a book, Dziga Vertov v Vospominaniiakh Sovremennikov which was published in Moscow a year after her own death.