A guide to the New East

About The Calvert Journal

The Calvert Journal

The Calvert Journal is an award-winning online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East: eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia. 

Today, thanks to a rising generation of artistic talent, the New East is in the midst of tremendous change. This is the inspiration for The Calvert Journal, which has established itself as the leading authority on contemporary culture, creativity and travel in the region, delivering a mix of daily features, news, interviews and photography.

We aim to offer an inspiring, carefully considered take on the people, places and creative projects of the region. Our vision is to bring context and insight to a part of the world that, despite its richness, often goes underreported. 

Based in London — and with content-sharing partnerships with international titles including The GuardianBusiness Insider and The Moscow Times — we tell the story of the New East’s contemporary culture via a network of writers and contributors stationed across its many countries and time zones.

The Calvert Journal is a project of the Calvert 22 Foundation.

Awards and accolades


Highly Commended, Best Specialist News Site, The Drum Online Media Awards
Bronze Winner, Best Design — Wellness & Lifestyle App for Explore Russia app, Lovie Awards 

Winner, Best Use of Photography, The Drum Online Media Awards
Silver Winner, Best Design – Functional, Lovie Awards 
Official Nominee, Best Use of Photography, The Webby Awards

Gold Winner, Best Lifestyle Site, The Lovie Awards
Official Honouree, Cultural Website, The Webby Awards
Commendation, Best Specialist Site for Journalism, The Drum Online Media Awards 

Bronze Winner, Best Lifestyle Site, The Lovie Awards
Winner, Best Designed Site, The Drum Online Media Awards 
Winner, Promotion of Art in the Media, Kuryokhin Centre 


Nonna Materkova

Editorial team

Creative Director
Ekow Eshun

Editor in Chief
Nadia Beard

Managing Editor
Liza Premiyak

Senior Editor
Howard Amos

Features Editor
Samuel Goff

News Editor
Katie Davies

Photo Editor
Anastasiia Fedorova

Staff Writer 
Sasha Raspopina

Contact the editorial team here.

Calvert 22 Foundation

The mission of the Calvert 22 Foundation is to support and share the contemporary culture and creativity of the new east – eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia – enriching perceptions of the region and furthering international understanding.

Calvert 22 is a not-for-profit organisation committed to dialogue and discovery. To the development of international creative networks. And to the role of learning and education as the basis for knowledge sharing and institutional exchange.

The Foundation achieves its aims through:

Exhibitions and events Calvert 22 Space
A programme of exhibitions, talks and screenings hosted at our London space

Culture – The Calvert Journal
An online magazine on the contemporary culture of the new east

Research The Calvert Forum
An in-house think tank centred on the creative industries.

Calvert 22 Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1134939 and a company limited by guarantee no. 06941737. Registered office: 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP


Please send all commercial or business development enquiries to Ruxandra Connolly.

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Job vacancies

We are not currently hiring. Check back here for any opportunities as they arise.