Anna Efimova

Anna Efimova is a freelance journalist and a PhD candidate in the field of Social Sciences based in Krakow. Anna’s research concerns social movements operating on the post-soviet space, specifically Georgia, and the symbolic dimension of their collective action. She is a contributing editor of the New Eastern Europe where she is covering social issues on a post-soviet space. Anna holds an international MA degree in Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian Studies from the University of Glasgow, UK and the University of Tartu, Estonia and an MA in Journalism from Lomonosov Moscow State University.


“People here don’t understand that you can’t take a woman by force.” Why sex without consent is rape in Europe, but not in Russia

From an ethical, legal and social standpoint, sexual consent is a complex concept. It has no single definition, and taboos around talking about sex can make it difficult to discuss. Nevertheless, every year more and more countries are recognising sex without consent as rape.