Renata Caruso


Renata Caruso - The Pontifical Oriental Institute


Renata Caruso was born in Italy. After completing her high school diploma in Italy, she obtained a diploma in Russian at the Institute of Culture and Russian Language in Rome. Later she went to study in the Russian Federation, where she obtained a degree in Russian and technical translation at the State University of St. Petersburg, where she also gained various technical, commercial and juridical specializations. After returning to Italy, she graduated in Political Science at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome. She continued her studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, where she obtained a licentiate and doctorate in Oriental Ecclesiastical Sciences, She currently teaches Russian, Italian and History of Eastern Europe at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

Country of Birth


Degrees Held

Graduation in Russian Language, Institute of Culture and Russian Language of Rome.

Master in Russian Language and Translation Technique, State University of St. Petersburg.

Graduation in Political Science, University “La Sapienza” of Rome.

Licentiate in Oriental Ecclesiastical Sciences, Pontifical Oriental Institute.

Doctorate in Oriental Ecclesiastical Sciences, Pontifical Oriental Institute.


RUGGIERI V., DOURAMANI K., CARUSO R., (a cura di), Verso Gerusalemme: guide medievali di viaggio, Roma 2015.


CARUSO R., “Dmytro Dontsov’s Ideology of Integral Nationalism in Post-Soviet Ukraine”, BROGI G., DYCZOK M., PACHLOVSKA O.,


SIEDINA G. (a cura di), Ukraine Twenty Years After Independence. Assessments, Perspectives, Challenges, Roma 2015.


CARUSO R., “Power of Siberia ovvero pivot to Asia”, La Russia in guerra, Limes 12 (2014).


CARUSO R., “I guardiani di Piazza Indipendenza”, L’Ucraina tra noi e Putin, Limes 4 (2014).


CARUSO R., “Il Nazionalismo integrale di Dmytro Doncov. Alla ricerca di una sovranità spaziale: il destino dell’Ucraina tra Europa e Russia”, GUIDA F. (a cura di), Intellettuali versus democrazia, Roma 2011.

Current Projects

To be published: A journey to the Holy Land of a Russian Monk of Mount Athos.

Favourite Quote


I learned that a man has the right to look down at another person only to help him get back to his feet.


– Gabriel Garcia Marques