| by Jarlath McGuckin

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Elena Kostyuchenko

In the first week of May, Novaya Gazeta special correspondent, Elena Kostyuchenko, met with the students of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies on the Monterey campus and with alumni of the Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia online.

Elena Kostyuchenko is a Russian investigative journalist and special correspondent for the Novaya Gazeta newspaper. In the past, Elena was embedded as a frontline journalist with both separatist and Ukrainian troops in Donbas. She also covered protests against the construction of a controversial highway through the Khimki Forest, exposed the ecological disaster of the Norilsk oil spill and profiled doctors fighting COVID-19 during the initial outbreak.