You can't write about black people in Russia without mentioning Yelena Khanga.
Yelena Khanga is one of Russia’s best-known black citizens. The popular host of a top-rated 1990s chat show about sex – “Pro Eto,” (About That), became one of the few black faces regularly seen on Russian television. Read her story at www.rferl.org
She also wrote the book 'Soul to Soul: Story of a Black Russian American Family, 1869-1992'.
Yelena Khanga is also the daughter of Lily Golden, the prominent social activist who passed away last year (2010).
In an interview with a Moscow State University journalism student, Yelena Khanga talks about Barack Obama and journalism. Read the (translatable) Russian video transcript at Russia.ru.
In a Russian talk show Yelena Khanga gives interview about life and career.
See also, 'Red Africa, Exploring the legacy of international socialist relations with Africa in art, film, architecture and music', The Calvert Journal, special report.
Website of Yelena Khanga (Russian:Елена Ханга) at www.yelenakhanga.ru