A question, is it Alena or Alyona. I'm hearing and reading both and I'm confused.
In Cyrillic it is the e with two dots on it. So it is pronounced like Yo (hence Alyona or Aliona, while writing in English). The other e is pronounced like Ye (Elena is Yelena) in some cases. In English it depends on how they choose to spell it in English if it is the e with two dots. They may use just a regular e instead of how it sounds. I would like them to spell the way it sounds, to avoid confusion.