Didara Nurmanova, Ph.D. is an expert on political risk analysis and Russia and post-Soviet Eurasia, researcher, published author in the political psychology of Vladimir Putin, digital creator, and entrepreneur.

She is the author of the online course “20th Century Russia: History of the Empire” that transforms you into a Russia expert in just a few weeks. 

Didara’s work on the political psychology of Vladimir Putin has been published in Operational Code Analysis and Foreign Policy Roles: Crossing Simon’s Bridge (New York: Routledge 2021)Her other works have been presented at the American Political Science Association, the International Studies Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the International Political Science Association. 


Didara is passionate about political risk analysis and global markets. She consults clients on political risk management and investment strategies. She also creates engaging courses using her innovative methodology, which focuses on effective shortcuts in learning. The methodology allows the course-takers to learn about the topic in fun, effortless, and creative ways.


In addition to her doctoral degree in politics, Didara holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University. She also has a decade-long experience teaching politics and economics to college students. Didara is a native of Kazakhstan. She was born and raised in the Soviet Union.

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