Lidiya Chikalova

Lidiya Chikalova

International Fellow


Lidiya Chikalova holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the American University in Central Asia (AUCA). She completed her first MA degree at Saint Petersburg State University in International Journalism and has extensive experience in reporting on political and migration issues in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Russia. She is currently undergoing a second MA program in Politics and Security at the OSCE Academy.

During her first MA, she investigated information warfare between Russia and the USA through a prism of the Syrian conflict. Interned with Beirut-based information agency. Her current focus with CRRC-Armenia is a geopolitical rivalry of external players in Southern Caucasus. Yerevan and Nagorno-Karabakh are grounds for research and data collection. She later joins Stockholm International Peace and Research Institute (SIPRI) for further research of the Southern Caucasus issue.

Before joining CRRC-Armenia, she taught investigative journalism at AUCA and has previously worked in the spheres of public relations, media management, and marketing research. In addition to native Russian, she speaks English, Spanish and Turkmen languages.