With a background in BSc Business Economics and MSc Emerging Economies & International Development from the University of Exeter and King’s College London respectively, Lana writes on topics from her own observation of the Russian and post-Soviet cultural space. Her areas of interest include architecture and art – particularly of the Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Brutalist styles, as well as artistic ties primarily amongst Russia. France and the former Yugoslavia. She also explores the art of Soviet candy wrappers, playgrounds, fairytales, folklore and other lesser-explored areas of Russian design. In her free time, she enjoys literature, theatre, learning languages and creating her own art with traditional media.