Olga Medvedeva, PhD   


Independent scholar, engaged in research on Literature and History.  

Author of articles on Literature, History, Art, Children’s Rights and Child Psychology.

Translator of Literary Studies, Fiction, Documentaries and Child Psychology.




Olga Medvedeva earned her doctorate degree from the Academy of Humanities of Russia and  Master of Arts degree from the Moscow State University, Faculty of Philology.




She speaks Russian, Polish, English, German and Czech.




2001 – 2003


Vancouver, Canada


Independent scholar and researcher


1997 – 2000


Moscow, Russia                      


Independent scholar and researcher


1983 – 1996


Senior scholar, Institute of Slavic Studies of the Academy of Humanities of Russia


1975 – 1983


Independent scholar


Teaching Experience:


Academic lectures:


1974 - 2002  


Moscow State University


Moscow Institute of Literature


The Open University, Moscow


Moscow University of Technology


Public Lectures:


The Library of Foreign Literatures (Moscow)


The Polish Institute (Moscow)


Polish Community Centers - Vilnius (Lithuania), Tashkent, Samarqand (Uzbekistan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)


Israeli Cultural Center (Moscow)


The Polish Combatants Union (Vancouver, Canada)


The Polish Scientific Institute (Vancouver)


The Polish Home (Seattle, USA)   


Radio Moscow (Ekho Moskwy)




The MacArthur Foundation (USA)


The George Soros Foundation (The Open Society, Russia)


The George Soros Foundation (Stefan Batory, Poland)


Academy of Sciences of Russia






Articles devoted to Polish literature, history, culture and art, published in books and periodicals by the Academy of Humanities of Russia, Moscow. Such as:


Chapters on the history of Polish literature (1890-1918, 1918-1939, 1939-1945) in the History of Slavic Literatures (Moscow, 2001-2002)


Series of articles on W. S. Reymont, K. Irzykowski, T. Micinski, J. Korczak, J. Iwaszkiewicz, W. Gombrowicz, J. Kosinski, Socialist Realism in Poland, Naturalism in Polish Literature etc.


Articles and reviews devoted to Polish literature published in periodicals “Inostrannaya literatura”, “Woprosy literatury”, “Sowremennaya literature za rubezhom”, “Detskaya literatura” etc.


Articles on Polish Jews who survived during WWII in Central Asia published in Russia, Poland and Canada based on materials from the Archives in Russia and Uzbekistan.


Articles on J. Korczak published in periodicals in Russia, Poland, Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania, Canada etc.


Articles and reviews on theater and art published in periodicals “Teatr”, “Teatralnaya zhizn” etc. (Moscow)


Articles on child psychology published in periodicals and books in Russia, France, Poland.






Books and articles relating to the theory of literature, education, child psychology, fiction - from Polish, German, English into Russian.


Editorial Work:




Edited several books devoted to Slavic literatures published by Russian Academy of Humanities


Edited and wrote preface to books devoted to the Janusz Korczak heritage, published in Moscow (1992, 2001) and in Kazan, Russia 1995.


Wrote preface to W. S. Reymont “The Promised Land” (Nobel Prize Winners Series, Moscow, 1997)


Chief Editor of The Newsletter of the Janusz Korczak Association of Russia 1993-1994.


Chief Editor of The Newsletter of the Janusz Korczak Association of Canada - 2003


Participation in Conferences and Seminars:




International conferences devoted to history, literature, the current situation in Russia, the Janusz Korczak Heritage and child psychology - Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Lithuania etc.


Social Activities:


1990 - Founder-President of The Janusz Korczak Association of Russia


1992 - Founder of the Korczak House in Moscow


2002 - One of the founders of The Janusz Korczak Association of Canada.




Charitable work


Countries visited:


Poland, Germany, France, England, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Egypt, Israel, India, USA, Canada, South America, Central Asian Countries, all republics of the former Soviet Union.




Tel: 1 604 939 5639 (res.)

Fax: 1 604 264 7774