Olga Krasnyak is a Russian-born researcher and educator. She is a lecturer in International Studies at Underwood International College of Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
Her primary area of research specialization is foreign policy and inter-state relations between imperial powers of the Great Britain and the Russian Empire over Persia (Iran) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her secondary area of specialisation is diplomatic studies with a focus on public, cultural and science diplomacy.
She received a PhD in History in 2004, and after 5 years of teaching experience at a university in Moscow, moved to Korea. She is currently in her fifth year of teaching and research since returning to academia.