Lana (Svetlana) Parshina (1978) is an independent journalist and a documentary film director. She was born and educated in Moscow.
She started her career as an educated translator from Russian, English and German and worked as a freelance journalist and public relations advisor. She switched her career in crisis management with the one in the film industry and was further educated at the NYU Tisch School of Arts. She has worked as a translator for the US Congressional Library and has translated several scripts from Russian to English. Her previous interests have contributed to her impressive independent style, which is visible in her film works.
Her most famous works include Svetlana on Svetlana, a 2008 documentary about Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva and The Singer Who Fell from 2015. She lives in New York.
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