Nadia Beard

Nadia is the Editor in Chief of The Calvert Journal. She previously lived and worked in Russia where she was the Moscow correspondent for The Independent. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph and Reuters among several others. She holds two degrees in Russian and political science from University College London and the London School of Economics respectively and has also been an Alfa Fellow. Nadia was named a 2017 Kathryn Davis Fellow for Peace. Follow her on Twitter here.

A Terrible Country review: a poignant tale of love and compromise in a nation haunted by its past

A Terrible Country review: a poignant tale of love and compromise in a nation haunted by its past

2017 on Instagram: travel the New East with our round-up of this year’s most captivating photos

2017 on Instagram: travel the New East with our round-up of this year’s most captivating photos

Alisa Ganieva: meet the visionary author pulling back the curtain on Dagestan and beyond

Alisa Ganieva: meet the visionary author pulling back the curtain on Dagestan and beyond

Nanushka: the Budapest fashion label fusing high style with functionality

Nanushka: the Budapest fashion label fusing high style with functionality

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Away with words: from Kosovo to Belarus, explore the 8 most spectacular libraries of the New East

Away with words: from Kosovo to Belarus, explore the 8 most spectacular libraries of the New East

Green cities: the 10 most eco-friendly capitals of the New East

Green cities: the 10 most eco-friendly capitals of the New East

Stylish cities 2017: the 16 chicest, most liveable cities in the New East to visit now

Stylish cities 2017: the 16 chicest, most liveable cities in the New East to visit now

Russian cinemas cancel North Korean documentary screenings

Russian cinemas cancel North Korean documentary screenings

Russian singing duo Tatu release previously unseen music video

Russian singing duo Tatu release previously unseen music video

Constructivism celebrated with new map marking best sites in Moscow

Constructivism celebrated with new map marking best sites in Moscow

Gulag memoirs: a new project catalogues troves of carceral literature

Gulag memoirs: a new project catalogues troves of carceral literature

Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina enter the Oscars race

Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina enter the Oscars race

The youth of Transnistria in the latest edition of Splash and Grab magazine

The youth of Transnistria in the latest edition of Splash and Grab magazine

Bad boy ballerino: Sergei Polunin is back, and this time he’s calling the shots

Bad boy ballerino: Sergei Polunin is back, and this time he’s calling the shots

Thinly-veiled metaphorical film about war in Donbass seeks funding

Thinly-veiled metaphorical film about war in Donbass seeks funding

Journalists at St Petersburg’s 100TV resign after pressure “to become like LifeNews”

Journalists at St Petersburg’s 100TV resign after pressure “to become like LifeNews”

Moscow International Film Festival announces official selection for 2015

Moscow International Film Festival announces official selection for 2015

Pussy Riot to lead Toronto Pride this summer

Pussy Riot to lead Toronto Pride this summer

Moscow government launches 3D panorama city app

Moscow government launches 3D panorama city app

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to star in action film

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to star in action film

Golden Mask organisers hit back against culture ministry following allegations of Russophobia

Golden Mask organisers hit back against culture ministry following allegations of Russophobia

Romanian and Hungarian films win prizes at Cannes

Romanian and Hungarian films win prizes at Cannes

Gérard Depardieu: “I am ready to die for Russia”

Gérard Depardieu: “I am ready to die for Russia”

Google celebrates 80th anniversary of Moscow metro with special Doodle

Google celebrates 80th anniversary of Moscow metro with special Doodle

Andrey Zvyagintsev named jury president at Shanghai Film Festival

Andrey Zvyagintsev named jury president at Shanghai Film Festival

Singer Sarah Brightman calls off space travel on Russia’s Soyuz

Singer Sarah Brightman calls off space travel on Russia’s Soyuz

Novel by Russia’s culture minister Vladimir Medinsky to be adapted for screen

Novel by Russia’s culture minister Vladimir Medinsky to be adapted for screen

Thom Yorke’s face used in Russian posters advertising medicine

Thom Yorke’s face used in Russian posters advertising medicine

Swedish activists install underwater “gay propaganda” neon sign to deter Russian submarines

Swedish activists install underwater “gay propaganda” neon sign to deter Russian submarines

Armenian pavilion wins Golden Lion for best national pavilion at Venice Biennale

Armenian pavilion wins Golden Lion for best national pavilion at Venice Biennale

Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins EU contemporary architecture prize

Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins EU contemporary architecture prize

Moscow authorities give go ahead to build Russian Disneyland

Moscow authorities give go ahead to build Russian Disneyland