Matthew is a contributor for The Calvert Journal. Graduating from Oxford with a Masters degree in Modern Languages, Matthew has a particular focus on Russian literature, specialising in the works of Vladimir Nabokov. Matthew has spent time living in both Russia and Georgia.
Jonathan Jones is a South African illustrator who spends his time travelling between South Africa, Taiwan and the US. After graduating from the NMM University in Port Elizabeth with a degree in graphic design, he now creates playful, intimate illustrations, which take their inspiration from his everyday experiences. Other than drawing, Jonathan enjoys skateboarding in big cities and eating good food. You can follow him on Instagram here.
Ben Judah is a writer and journalist. He is the author of Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and out of Love with Vladimir Putin and has contributed to a long list of publications, including the New York Times, the Economist, Prospect and Standpoint. He formerly worked as a Russia reporter at Reuters and a Russia analyst at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently a visiting fellow at the European Stability Initiative.