Elina Beketova is an in-residence fellow with the Democracy Fellowship program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Her research will focus on temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine after Russia’s full-scale invasion on February, 24, 2022. Elina Beketova started her career as a journalist in Feodosia, Crimea, working for the local newspaper. Later she participated in Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship in Wake Forest University and Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in the University of Mississippi. Elina Beketova worked as a journalist, editor and TV-anchor for different news stations in Kharkiv and Kyiv, Ukraine. As a part of International Insight, the TV-program Elina hosted, she conducted in-studio, Skype and field interviews with the following guests: Kurt Volker, Jens Stoltenberg, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Carl Bildt, Pat Cox, John Bolton, Wesley Clark, Lech Wałęsa, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Andrew Wilson, Edward Lucas, Radoslaw Sikorski, Anne Applebaum, Steven Pifer, John Herbst, Fareed Zakaria and other respected people of the world.

Now Elina contributes to the translator’s team of Ukrainska Pravda, the biggest Ukrainian online newspaper founded by Georgii Gongadze, creating the content for the international audience.

Elina Beketova holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Kharkiv National University and Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Kyiv Institute of Modern Psychology and Psychotherapy.