Onur Aydın teaches Russian as a foreign language and Russian literature at Anatolian University (Eskisehir, Turkey). He previously worked at Istanbul and Gazi Universities. Before embarking on his academic career, he worked in a variety of sectors including tourism, textile, automotive, cosmetics, and food. His interests in scholarship include the studies of Russian language, literature, and history. The topic of his master’s thesis is Teaching Russian as a foreign language via distance education and that of his doctoral thesis is Lev Gumilev’s theory of passionarity and a study on the theory in Russian literature: Peter I.