Maryam Omidi

Maryam Omidi was the Features Editor of The Calvert Journal. She has been published in the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, Eurozine and Index on Censorship. You can view her portfolio here and follow her on Twitter here.

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Holidays in Soviet sanatoriums: the weird and wonderful wellness palaces of the USSR

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

Taking the waters: how to kick back at a Soviet-era health spa in Tajikistan

From dusk till dawn: Moscow, the city that never sleeps II

From dusk till dawn: Moscow, the city that never sleeps II

From dusk till dawn: Moscow, the city that never sleeps

From dusk till dawn: Moscow, the city that never sleeps

Craft work: inside the artists’ studios at a former Moscow power station

Craft work: inside the artists’ studios at a former Moscow power station

Peer-to-peer: will the sharing economy movement win friends in Russia?

Peer-to-peer: will the sharing economy movement win friends in Russia?

Gear shift: how pedal power is transforming Moscow

Gear shift: how pedal power is transforming Moscow

Trading places: six of the best Moscow markets

Trading places: six of the best Moscow markets

Roof of the world: Russian daredevils have scaled global heights. What will they conquer next?

Roof of the world: Russian daredevils have scaled global heights. What will they conquer next?

Letter from: street food and sanctions in Kaliningrad

Letter from: street food and sanctions in Kaliningrad

Hit and miss: the pick of Moscow’s Airbnb rental listings

Hit and miss: the pick of Moscow’s Airbnb rental listings

Cat power: will London’s new hipster cat magazine leave us feline groovy?

Cat power: will London’s new hipster cat magazine leave us feline groovy?

Radical geometry: artists’ reflections on Kazimir Malevich

Radical geometry: artists’ reflections on Kazimir Malevich

WTF? Profanity, purity and politics — the battle for the Russian language

WTF? Profanity, purity and politics — the battle for the Russian language

Man vs machine: Turing Test winner hits back at his critics

Man vs machine: Turing Test winner hits back at his critics

Sole mates: Russia meets London on this walking tour of the East End

Sole mates: Russia meets London on this walking tour of the East End

Fragile dreams: photographer Simon Crofts travels to the Slav heartlands

Fragile dreams: photographer Simon Crofts travels to the Slav heartlands

Cult of the weird: six of Russia’s strangest museums

Cult of the weird: six of Russia’s strangest museums

Inside the machine: scenes from a factory floor in Yekaterinburg

Inside the machine: scenes from a factory floor in Yekaterinburg

Disjointed harmony: photographer Alexander Sedelnikov’s narrative collages

Disjointed harmony: photographer Alexander Sedelnikov’s narrative collages

Speak, memory: the dreamlike portraits of Nadia Sablin

Speak, memory: the dreamlike portraits of Nadia Sablin

The great beauty: the picture becomes personal for photographer Masha Demianova

The great beauty: the picture becomes personal for photographer Masha Demianova

Girl’s own: portraits from the Russian village that’s no country for men

Girl’s own: portraits from the Russian village that’s no country for men

Sochi quiz: which winter Olympic sport are you?

Sochi quiz: which winter Olympic sport are you?

Days of glory: picturing Soviet Russia’s Olympic legacy

Days of glory: picturing Soviet Russia’s Olympic legacy

Seeing double: four answers to the mystery of Sochi’s twin toilets

Seeing double: four answers to the mystery of Sochi’s twin toilets

High stakes: 8 Sochi Winter Olympic fails that’ll make you laugh — and cry

High stakes: 8 Sochi Winter Olympic fails that’ll make you laugh — and cry

Market forces: portrait of the migrant workers who, out of sight and underpaid, have built the Games

Market forces: portrait of the migrant workers who, out of sight and underpaid, have built the Games

Between heaven & earth: a photographer’s search for the fifth element

Between heaven & earth: a photographer’s search for the fifth element

On track: pictures of the Moscow metro’s planned expansion

On track: pictures of the Moscow metro’s planned expansion

Soviet kitchen: a culinary tour of Stalin’s iconic cookbook

Soviet kitchen: a culinary tour of Stalin’s iconic cookbook

Shooting the breeze: a photographer wanders the streets of Izhevsk

Shooting the breeze: a photographer wanders the streets of Izhevsk

Cinema paradiso: a photographer’s ode to Russia’s dying movie theatres

Cinema paradiso: a photographer’s ode to Russia’s dying movie theatres