My name is Elvira Baryakina

I am an expert on history of the Soviet Union, the country of my birth, and an author of 15 books published internationally.

Also, I am the founder of the largest educational website for Russian-speaking authors, with an audience of more than 2 million visitors.

Today, I live in Southern California, with my husband and son.

  • Full Name: Elvira Valerievna Baryakina
  • Date of birth: November 9, 1975
  • Place of birth: Gorky, USSR (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)
  • Citizenship: USA
  • Year of immigration: 2002
  • Education: Nizhny Novgorod State University, Law Department (1997)
  • Family: Paul (husband), Gabriel (son)
  • Teaching: more than 200 articles, lectures, courses, and webinars on writing craft
  • Media: numerous appearances in Cosmopolitan, AiF, NTV World, Moscow Radio, RIA Novosti, Russian News, City FМ,, The View, etc.