Elena Dimov is a translator of Russian. She was born in Vladivostok, Russia and holds a M.S.in Oriental Studies from Far Eastern University and a Ph.D. in Russian History from the Russian Academy of Sciences. She has lived in Moscow, Hamburg, and Sofia. Since 1999, she has been living in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she works at the University of Virginia and teaches a class in Russian Language and Culture. She edits the UVA website Contemporary Russian Literature. Her translation of Maria Rybakova’s award-winning novel-in-verse Gnedich was published in London by Glagoslav Publications in 2015.