Anastasia Dzutstsati

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Anastasia Dzutstsati is a TSI Fellow (OSUN) pursuing MA in Human Rights & the Arts at Bard College Annandale. They are a journalist, filmmaker, and human rights activist. Born in Moscow, Russia, Anastasia worked as a multimedia journalist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. They fled Russia over a year ago due to death threats and increasing risks linked to their work. Anastasia’s research interests focus on the nature of Russian autocracy, the state of independent journalism, LGBTQ+ rights, drug policy in Russia, and the war in Ukraine. They graduated with a BA in Journalism from the University of Kent (UK) and were a scholar of the New York Film Academy and Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom