Elena Bobrova is a journalist and tour guide from St. Petersburg. After getting a history degree from the St. Petersburg State University, she pursued a career in journalism at Russia In Your Pocket, before joining Russia Beyond. From 2011 to 2015, she was the editor for Russia Beyond’s print supplement for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Among other things, she edited brochures dedicated to Russian-American cooperation during WWII and Russian Heritage in California. Today, she works as a freelance journalist, fixer and tour guide for Peter’s Walking Tours, where she specializes in bike tours.