In 1999, in the Yeltsin era, she was awarded a medal for services to the cause of Russian journalism by the Russian Union of Journalists.
She was a visiting research fellow at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 1988 - 1993.
Dr Skillen was born in China and lived in Shanghai until she was twelve , moving to Sydney, Australia where she lived for thirteen years. She has since lived in England, currently in London.
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