DSC_2316Since joining TBEC network Ksenia, a TB survivor herself, has been one of the few very active community members from Russia. Ksenia has extensive experience in patient advocacy and TB activism. Ksenia herself started the online community of people with TB in Russia in 2012, and has several thousand visitors per month. She has created a volunteer network, which provides free consultations with TB experts and ensures psychological support. She is also one of the co-editors of TBPeople brochure “You and TB”, created by TB survivors, and aimed to debunk the many myths surrounding TB. She has been an active participant in various international and regional civil society networks, projects and conferences and she strongly believes in the value and added impact of community engagement in the fight against TB.