Anka was born on December 4, 1980. She spent her childhood with books on art and her mothers’ drawing tools, covering acres of paper with her drawings. In 1997 she entered the Moscow Architectural Institute deciding to follow in her mothers’ footsteps. In 2001 Anka was working in the post-production department at the Mosfilm Studios.. In less than a month Anka said farewell to Moscow, her friends, her Mosfilm career and moved in with Alexander Zhuravlev in Saint-Petersburg. Living with her loved one healed her soul, and she regained the urge for painting. She made several graphic works and ventured into other areas of visual arts. In 2002 Gavriil Lubnin, the famous painter and her husband’s friend, showed her the oil painting technique, which she experimented with for the following several years. In 2006 Anka noticed that her inspiration often came from photos and decided to take up photography.