Master of Arts, Moscow State University, Department Structural & Applied Linguistics, 1986. Degree in Philology, Institute Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy in Sanskrit, Indo-European linguistics, Leiden University, Department Comparative Linguistics, Netherlands, 2001.
Research fellow Institute Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1989—1993. Teacher Russian State University Humanities, 1991—1993, Leiden University Institute Lingusitics, since 2004. Postdoctoral researcher University Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2002—2004, Göttingen University, Germany, 2005—2007.
Postdoctoral researcher, department comparative linguistics Leiden University, 2001, postdoctoral researcher, Institute Linguistics, 2004—2008.
Visiting lecturer at Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology, 2010.
Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Ghent University, Linguistics Department, 2011—2018.
Researcher (Marie Curie Fellow) and visiting lecturer at University of Pavia, 2017.
Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, 2017—2018.
Member editorial board Editorial Board Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Vilnius, Lithuania, since 2007, member Advisory Board of the Journal of Historical Linguistics, John Benjamins, Amsterdam (https://www.benjamins.com/catalog/jhl/main), since 2010, member Editorial Board of Lingua Posnaniensis, since 2010, member Editorial Board of Archivio Glottologico Italiano, since 2015, Editor-in-chief Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, de Gruyter, Berlin (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jsall), since 2017, member of the Editorial Board of the Moscow Linguistic Journal, since 2018.
Member of Société International Linguistique Fonctionnelle, Association Linguistic Typology.