I was born in Yekaterinburg, Russia. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. In 2011, I worked with Dr. Leon Aron, the Director of Russian Studies at AEI. I am fluent in English, Russian and Czech, and beginner in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic) and French.
Latest posts by Valentina Lukin from March, 2014
Now that Moscow has formally annexed Crimea, following a controversial popular referendum, it's possible, if not extremely likely, that Russian journalists will face even greater difficulties.
Amidst the crackdown, eyes now turn to March 15, when Muscovites will demonstrate against Russian intervention in Ukraine, a day before Crimean voters decide between secession and expanded autonomy.