Anastasia Nikitina lives in Voronezh and spends her time between that city,  Vladimir, Orel and Moscow. She is a member of the Coordinating Council of the International Youth Human Rights Movement (, the biggest youth human rights network in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, which is based in Voronezh. YHRM works on problems of civil society in the area of the Former Soviet Union (including defending human rights defenders, freedom of assembly, freedom of association, freedom of expression), antifascist activities, supporting youth civil and human rights initiatives, conducting educational programs for young lawyers and human rights activists. Besides involvement in the YHRM, Anastasia Nikitina is one of the coordinators of the Youth Network against Racism and Intolerance, and works in the field of antiracism by means of education, awareness-raising and monitoring, and promoting non-violent approaches in youth anti-fascist actions, mainly in Russia and Ukraine. Anastasia Nikitina was the editor of Xenophobia against Youth, a publication based on research conducted in 2009 in Russia by the Moscow Helsinki Group and partner organisations. She has been editor of the anti-fascist magazine Open City since 2004. Anastasia Nikitina is an expert on youth policy and human rights education at the international level. In particular, Anastasia Niktina has been one of the editors of the second edition of COMPASS – A Manual on Human Rights Education for and with Young People by the Council of Europe.