Natasha Franklin graduated from the University of Voronezh, Russia. She is Senior Language Teaching Officer, having previously worked as Lector in Russian at the University of Oxford.

She is also a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and a Director of Studies for Sidney Sussex, Christ’s, and Wolfson Colleges. She teaches and examines Russian language at all levels, and her particular interests include Russian grammar, non-standard Russian, ab initio language teaching, and language acquisition through translation into the target language. She has collaborated extensively with Cambridge Assessment (previously UCLES), and she served as a special adviser on the set of the film “Onegin” starring Ralph Fiennes.