Kseniia is a PhD Candidate at Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the large-scale extraterritorial conferrals of nationality. The aim of the research is to identify the international legal framework that governs such conferrals, simultaneously questioning them from the perspectives of stability and international security. Prior to joining Leiden, Kseniia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law (with distinction) from National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) and an Advanced LL.M. in Public International Law (cum laude) from Leiden University. Her professional experiences include working for a law firm specialising in major inter-state disputes before the international courts and tribunals as well as a consultancy position in an international organisation.