Anastasia Byrka graduated from Voronezh State University with a degree in journalism and worked at Communa newspaper as a staff correspondent and a newsroom editor from 2008 to 2014. She has contributed to The Moscow Times newspaper and Moskauer Deutsche Zeitung, and is a columnist in Uchitelskaya Gazeta, where she writes about how young children learn English as a second language. She lives in Voronezh.
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