Polina joined the Air Transport World team in 2011, covering Russian and the Commonwealth of Independent States. She studied journalism at Moscow State University and worked as a journalist for Russian business and airline publications since 2000. She has previously worked for Russky Telegraf 1997-1998, Russia Journal 1999-2000, the Vremya Novostei newspaper 2000-2001, the Russky Focus business weekly 2001-2004 and the Kompania business weekly in 2004-2005.
Starting as a journalist for Air Transport Observer Magazine in 2005, she had become deputy editor by the time she left in 2014, moving to Germany.
She has also written and edited a number of surveys and editorial on airline, aircraft and travel issues for a number of Russian and international publications.
She lives with her husband, twins, and a dog and cat in Cyprus.