Alexandra Elbakyan

Sci-Hub

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Year of Birth

1988

Nationality

KZ

Field of Knowledge

Computer Science


Twitter

@Sci_Hub

Alexandra Asanovna Elbakyan (Russian: Алекса́ндра Аса́новна Элбакя́н) is a Kazakhstani graduate student, computer programmer, described as an Internet “pirate in hiding” & “Science’s Pirate Queen” and the creator of the site Sci-Hub. Nature has listed her in 2016 in the top ten people that mattered in science, Ars Technica has compared her to Aaron Swartz, and The New York Times has compared her to Edward Snowden.

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