I am a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the School of Asian Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow. I received my Ph.D. in Comparative Politics at The University of Hong Kong. My research interests include comparative authoritarianism, elite institutions, leadership succession, informal politics, and communist regimes.

Before joining HKU, I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Eastern Asian studies at the Moscow State University, focusing on Chinese history and politics. Besides the academic research, I worked as a Russian – Chinese interpreter for the leadership of the Moscow State University and numerous government institutions. I held visiting position at the University of California Los Angeles. My work has been published in Communist and Post-Communist Studies.

Get in touch at nmukhin@hse.ru