A guide to the New East


Jamie Rann

Jamie Rann writes, edits, translates and teaches things about, of all places, Russia. He is currently lecturer in Russian at Oxford University; he used to be Comment Editor of The Calvert Journal. You can read some of his academic work here and some of his translation work here

Sasha Raspopina

Sasha Raspopina is the staff writer at The Calvert Journal. She  is currently doing a PhD in Russian media at City, University of London. Her work is featured on the Guardian, The Moscow Times, and Vice. You can follow her on Twitter here

Natalya Reznik

Natalya Reznik is currently a researcher in art history at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany and a photography teacher at Fotodepartment, a St Petersburg-based non-profit that promote contemporary art. Her work has been exhibited widely in Russia, Europe and the US and also published in magazines such as Marie Claire. She studied design at Perm State Technical University and has a PhD in the philosophy of culture from St Petersburg State University.

Darmon Richter

Darmon Richter is a British travel writer and PhD researcher, with a particular interest in the ideological architecture of Eastern Europe. He writes The Bohemian Blog, and leads tours to communist-era memorial sites in six countries and one post-Soviet frozen conflict zone.

Egor Rogalev

Georgiy (Egor) Rogalev is an architectural and documentary photographer and artist living between St Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev. He has a particular interest in the post-Soviet historical experience and the ongoing transformation of this territory, which he examines through the eyes of the younger generation born or raised in the time of the Soviet Union’s collapse. 
Rogalev has graduated from School of Journalism and Mass Communications at St Petersburg State University and is currently studying at ICA Moscow. 

Eliot Rothwell

Eliot Rothwell is a journalist based in Moscow. He writes about football, politics and culture in Russia and the post-Soviet space for, among others, the Calvert Journal, ESPN and Roads and Kingdoms. In 2017, he completed an MA in History at the School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies at UCL, where he researched cultural ties between the Soviet Union and the West during the Khrushchev era. 

Danielle Ryan

Danielle Ryan is an Irish freelance writer based in Budapest, Hungary. She has also lived and traveled extensively in Russia, Germany and the US. Links to her work can be found at danielle-ryan.com.