Junior researcher at the Section of Typology at the Institute of Linguistics, RAS. Research fellow at Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, RAS. Yury administers and develops He is also in charge of the research seminar on Iranian languages.

Yury is the managing editor of the "Indo-Iranian Languages" journal.

Areas of interest: phonetics, phonological typology, online lexicography, Iranian languages, Pamir languages, digital language resources.


Yury participated in three field trips to Pamir to study the Shughni language (2021–2023) and a trip to Vladizavkaz to study the Ossetic language (2023).
He is also a member of the Philological Society (PhilSoc), the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) and the Association for Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon).

Academic pathway

Bachelorʼs programme in fundamental and computational linguistics at HSE University, Moscow (diploma with distinction)
Master of Philosophy in theoretical and applied linguistics (by thesis) at the University of Cambridge


  • 2022
    Digital Resources for the Shughni Language
    Y. Makarov, M. Melenchenko & D. Novokshanov
    Proceedings of the Workshop on Resources and Technologies for Indigenous, Endangered and Lesser-resourced Languages in Eurasia within the 13th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference. Marseille: European Language Resources Association.
  • 2023
    Towards the Description of Shughni Morphophonology
    Y. Makarov & V. A. Plungian
    In Russian: К описанию шугнанской морфонологии: предварительные замечания Essays in honour of O. F. Krivnova. Moscow: Buki Vedi, 2023.
  • 2023
    Aspiration length and intensity as potential acoustic cues to [voice] in final position: evidence from Shughni
    Y. Makarov
    Proceedings of the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Prague: Guarant International.
  • 2023
    [Review of:] Sh. Ido, B. Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari (eds.). Tajik Linguistics. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2023. viii + 407 pp. (The Companions of Iranian Languages and Linguistics, 3.) ISBN 9783110622799.
    Artyom O. Badeev, Oleg I. Belyaev, Yury Makarov
    Voprosy Jazykoznanija, 6. DOI: 10.31857/0373-658X.2023.6.165-180