Alena Epifanova

Program Officer, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • German–Russian relations
  • Civil society in the post-Soviet area
  • Politics of memory in Russia

LANGUAGES

English, German, Russian

CONTACT    

Phone: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-54
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 42 31-16
Email: epifanova@dgap.org

Alena Epifanova joined the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia in May 2018. Previously, she worked at the Centre International de formation européenne (CIFE) in a PhD support program for postgraduates in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus. In 2017, she worked at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum, a platform strengthening exchange between European and Russian NGOs, lawyers, and academics.

At the European Academy Berlin (EAB), she supported a program for good governance for officials in administrative bodies from Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. She carried out freelance academic research for the journal OSTEUROPA and the Institute for European Politics (IEP).

Alena Epifanova studied Political Science at the Free University of Berlin and the Altai State University (Russia). She graduated in 2015 from the International Parliamentary Scholarships of the German Bundestag (IPS) and is an alumna of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

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Selected Publications

“You cannot stop information from being shared or disseminated”
Andrei Soldatov on digitalization in Russia
by Alena Epifanova
“You cannot stop information from being shared or disseminated”
Digitalization is an innovative economic sector in Russia which showcases the country’s intellectual potential. Internet is readily available, with many Russian cities offering easier internet access than Germany cities. Russia is a network society with booming social media. At the same time, the Russian government is systematically trying to control this area. As this is not always technically feasible, Russia is intensifying its technological cooperation with China.
Category: Cyber Security, Russia
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