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About Elena Volkava

Elena Volkava has been a research assistant at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict over the last year. Prior to ICNC she worked as a research assistant at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and conducted research on regionalism in Ukraine, migration to the United States from Southeast Europe, human trafficking and gender-based violence.

Articles by Elena Volkava

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Russians resisting war and repression

There are segments of the Russian population that, even in a politically inclement environment, bravely voice their open opposition to Russia’s military involvement in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian soccer ultras: allies of the resistance

“Three years ago diverse groups of Ukrainian ultras did not have good relations, to put it mildly. Now we have reached a nationwide truce. This was the first time in the Ukrainian fan movement. In many other countries, this has never happened!"

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