Elena Popova (PhD), is a Senior Research Associate, Udmurt Institute of History, Language and Literature of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Besserman ethnographer and anthropologist. She has a huge bibliography of research among the Besserman, the Udmurt and other peoples of the Volga-Kama region. Her interests are wide, from spiritual to material culture, from traditional rituals to the most contemporary phenomena of modern world.

e-mail: elvpopova@yandex.ru