A guide to the New East


Joshua Yaffa

Joshua Yaffa lives in Moscow and is a correspondent for The New Yorker. He is also a fellow at New America. 

Elijah Yakovenko

Elijah Yakovenko is an activist, artist, emigrant, philosopher and queer. He is one of the co-founders of the Moscow Experimental School for Gender Studies. Born 1989, Mariupol, Ukraine, Yakovenko has an MA in Foreign Economic Activity from EU Donetsk. He later finished the Institute of Contemporary Art Moscow and currently lives and works in Moscow. 

Natasha Yefimova-Trilling

Natasha Yefimova-Trilling is a Russian-American writer, editor and translator. She has worked in journalism since 1999, focusing mostly on the former Soviet Union, with jobs at three Times — New York, LA and Moscow — and a number of other media organisations. In the past decade, she has split her time between New York, Moscow, Central Asia and Istanbul.

Ksenia Yurkova

Ksenia Yurkova has been working as a freelance photographer sinncd 2008. From 2011 to 2013 she worked as an exhibition director at St Petersburg's Tkachi Creative Space. She is a graduate of the faculty of journalist at St Petersburg State University.

Tatiana Yuzhanova

Tatiana Yuzhanova is currently studying for her business degree at the University of Essex and works part-time at the Calvert 22 Foundation. She spends her free time playing piano and reading.