Natalia Zubarevich is a Professor at the Geographical Department of Moscow State University, from which she graduated in . From 2003 until 2005, Natalia was the director of the Regional Programme of the Independent Institute of Social Policy. Natalia’s scientific and research intersects include the socioeconomic development of Russian and CIS regions and cities. She is author of more than 250 publications, including 4 monographs. Natalia is a member of Russian Government Expert Committee, z member of Vnesheconombank expert committee (2015-2017) and an expert at the UN Development Programme (1997-2012, 2018).