Georgiy A. Molkov

Research interests

  • Old Russian language
  • historical grammar
  • historical lexicology & lexicography


2014 (since November) – present
senior researcher in the "Dictionary of the Russian language of the 18th century" group of the Department of Russian Historical Lexicology and Lexicography of the ILI RAS (St. Petersburg)
2020 (since June) – present
senior researcher in the Department of Old Russian Language of the IRL RAS (Moscow).

Academic duties

Member of editorial board of Trudy Instituta lingvističeskix issledovanij (ACTA LINGUISTICA PETROPOLITANA)

G.A. Molkov studies translated and original sources on the history of the Russian language from different perspectives; the author of about twenty articles on the history of Russian graphics and spelling, grammar, lexical composition of the language, lexicography, as well as two monographic studies of monuments of the history of the Russian language and a generalising monograph combining his observations on the history of spelling. G.A. Molkov prepared a doctoral dissertation, the defence of which will take place in the first half of 2021. The works that formed the basis of the dissertation were awarded the St. Petersburg Government E.R. Dashkova Prize for outstanding results in the field of science and technology (humanities and social sciences), 2020.

Grants (selected)

  • “Translation activity of Metropolitan Cyprian of the late XIV - early XV centuries: linguistic aspect” (2014–2016)
  • “Old Russian verb: functioning and evolution” (2017)
  • “Phytonymy of the Russian language in the diachronic aspect (XI–XVII centuries)” (2017–2019)
  • “New Sources on the History of the Russian Language and Writing: Publication, Historical and Philological Analysis and Digitalization of Old Russian Texts” (2018–2020)
  • “Linguistic research and critical publication of ancient Russian church-book monuments of the pre-Mongol period” (2019–2021)
  • “Moscovia & Ruthenia XV-XVII centuries: the mutual influence of written traditions in the field of worship, canon law, education and theology” (2020–2022)