Marinenko Olga is a well known Belarusian researcher of international education. Since 2000, she has been working as an associate professor of Humanities Department in Belarusian Russian University. She received her bachelor and master degrees from Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University, and her PhD from Vitebsk State P. Masherov University. Marinenko’s scholarly interests focus on higher education research, international students’ support and assistance, and teaching Russian as a foreign language. She is an author of over 60 works published in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.