Viktoria Zarytovskaya is an academic, researcher and translator, born in Moscow in 1979. She obtained a doctorate in Teaching and Education from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) in 2008. She has translated numerous works of Arabic literature into Russian, including Naguib Mahfouz’s Children of Gebelawi and The Journey of Ibn Fattouma, Alaa Al Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building and Chicago and Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad. As an academic, she has conducted research into methods of Arabic language teaching for non-native speakers, and has published more than fifty books and scholarly articles on comparative grammar and analysis of metaphor in Arabic vocabulary. Her books for learners of Arabic are used in the teaching of translation in Russian universities. She teaches Arabic at the College of Humanities, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow).