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.

Go forth and multiply: notes from an accidental fertility tour of Central Asia

Go forth and multiply: notes from an accidental fertility tour of Central Asia

Evil empire: why is the post-Soviet world so obsessed with Star Wars?

Evil empire: why is the post-Soviet world so obsessed with Star Wars?

Chiselled features: the hard-nosed politics of Moscow’s St Vladimir statue

Chiselled features: the hard-nosed politics of Moscow’s St Vladimir statue

Islands in the stream: the strange charm that for centuries has been luring people to Solovki

Islands in the stream: the strange charm that for centuries has been luring people to Solovki

Beauty and the east: allure and exploitation in post-Soviet ruin photography

Beauty and the east: allure and exploitation in post-Soviet ruin photography

The mighty have fallen: elegiac elegance amongst the rubble of Soviet military power

The mighty have fallen: elegiac elegance amongst the rubble of Soviet military power

Manifesta destiny: what does the St Petersburg-set art biennial mean for Russia?

Manifesta destiny: what does the St Petersburg-set art biennial mean for Russia?

The big question: can art change the world? Eight Manifesta artists respond

The big question: can art change the world? Eight Manifesta artists respond

Manifesta preview: the biggest hits from the 2014 biennial in St Petersburg

Manifesta preview: the biggest hits from the 2014 biennial in St Petersburg

Top 10 travel tips: everything you need to know to survive — and thrive — in Moscow

Top 10 travel tips: everything you need to know to survive — and thrive — in Moscow

Narkomfin: can a utopian housing project survive in modern Moscow?

Narkomfin: can a utopian housing project survive in modern Moscow?

Win, lose or draw: when sport met art in the Soviet Union

Win, lose or draw: when sport met art in the Soviet Union

Welcome to Sochi: can the city’s offbeat spirit shine through the dazzle and scandal of the Games?

Welcome to Sochi: can the city’s offbeat spirit shine through the dazzle and scandal of the Games?

Eat St Pete: six places to refuel this winter

Eat St Pete: six places to refuel this winter

Flag quiz! Can you tell freaky from fake in our round-up of Russian flags?

Flag quiz! Can you tell freaky from fake in our round-up of Russian flags?

Yes we ban! Who and what has Russia forbidden? Take the quiz

Yes we ban! Who and what has Russia forbidden? Take the quiz

Meanwhile, in Russia: Buzzfeed, Russia and the west

Meanwhile, in Russia: Buzzfeed, Russia and the west

Double trouble: conceptualist masters John Baldessari and Ilya Kabakov at Moscow Biennale

Double trouble: conceptualist masters John Baldessari and Ilya Kabakov at Moscow Biennale

Lost in translation: Russian film title fails

Lost in translation: Russian film title fails

Letter from the fascinating, forbidden land of Dagestan

Letter from the fascinating, forbidden land of Dagestan

Screen-age kicks: in celebration of Soviet-era arcade games

Screen-age kicks: in celebration of Soviet-era arcade games

High spirits: what’s fuelling St Petersburg’s bar renaissance?

High spirits: what’s fuelling St Petersburg’s bar renaissance?