Elise Morton

Elise was News Editor of The Calvert Journal for two years (2015 — 2017). She graduated from Cambridge with a languages degree and is now pursuing an MA in Greece. She is passionate about Eurovision, Soviet musicals, mental health and tea (+obligatory cake).

Taste of Riga: 6 of the best places to eat in the Latvian capital

Taste of Riga: 6 of the best places to eat in the Latvian capital

Taste of Moscow: our list of the Russian capital’s best bars and restaurants you have to visit

Taste of Moscow: our list of the Russian capital’s best bars and restaurants you have to visit

Sea legs: take our guided tour of the nautical past and present of St Petersburg

Sea legs: take our guided tour of the nautical past and present of St Petersburg

Out on the town: your guide to exploring the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of St Petersburg

Out on the town: your guide to exploring the awe-inspiring sights and sounds of St Petersburg

Escape the city: journey outside St Petersburg for the natural splendour of the Russian north

Escape the city: journey outside St Petersburg for the natural splendour of the Russian north

Taste of St Petersburg: our run down of food and drink hotspots in Russia’s historic second city

Taste of St Petersburg: our run down of food and drink hotspots in Russia’s historic second city

Russian riviera: from Soviet sanatoriums to lush gardens, your walking guide to seaside Sochi

Russian riviera: from Soviet sanatoriums to lush gardens, your walking guide to seaside Sochi

Out on the town: your guide to the hidden gems and hotspots of Russia’s iconic capital city

Out on the town: your guide to the hidden gems and hotspots of Russia’s iconic capital city

Escape the city: journey to Moscow’s edge to explore a heritage of cultural riches

Escape the city: journey to Moscow’s edge to explore a heritage of cultural riches

Eurovision’s greatest hits: 9 unforgettable New East entries that will make you cringe and cheer

Eurovision’s greatest hits: 9 unforgettable New East entries that will make you cringe and cheer

Pop goes Yugoslavia: 11 wonderfully jubilant vintage hits

Pop goes Yugoslavia: 11 wonderfully jubilant vintage hits

Letter from Skopje: journey through the Macedonian capital in search of a post-communist identity

Letter from Skopje: journey through the Macedonian capital in search of a post-communist identity

Berlinograd: explore the enduring Russian influence on Germany’s young capital

Berlinograd: explore the enduring Russian influence on Germany’s young capital

Did Radiohead copy this video from Russian rock group Mashina Vremeni?

Did Radiohead copy this video from Russian rock group Mashina Vremeni?

These New East spots are among the top European filming locations

These New East spots are among the top European filming locations

Steep new licence fees will spell losses for Russian cinemas

Steep new licence fees will spell losses for Russian cinemas

Gosha Rubchinskiy presents collection with Russian rock group Mumiy Troll

Gosha Rubchinskiy presents collection with Russian rock group Mumiy Troll

Skate through Kiev central station with the new Apple Watch ad

Skate through Kiev central station with the new Apple Watch ad

Neo: experimental Serbian fashion project explores the mythology of the Khazars

Neo: experimental Serbian fashion project explores the mythology of the Khazars

Uzbekistan enters record books with world’s biggest plov

Uzbekistan enters record books with world’s biggest plov

Russian cinemas cancel screenings of controversial Matilda after attacks

Russian cinemas cancel screenings of controversial Matilda after attacks

Abandoned elite Yugoslav-era resort to be revived

Abandoned elite Yugoslav-era resort to be revived

Polish fashion brand Reserved launches in UK

Polish fashion brand Reserved launches in UK

Moscow’s first new park in 50 years vandalised just hours after opening

Moscow’s first new park in 50 years vandalised just hours after opening

Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde gets Croatian citizenship

Grammy Award-winning singer Lorde gets Croatian citizenship

Cars set alight at lawyer’s office over contentious upcoming drama Matilda

Cars set alight at lawyer’s office over contentious upcoming drama Matilda

Embattled journalist Yulia Latynina flees Russia following attacks

Embattled journalist Yulia Latynina flees Russia following attacks

Facebook reports massive Russian-funded misinformation social media campaign

Facebook reports massive Russian-funded misinformation social media campaign

London Russian Ballet School and Bolshoi Ballet in performance for 700 schoolchildren

London Russian Ballet School and Bolshoi Ballet in performance for 700 schoolchildren

Check out plans for the upcoming Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

Check out plans for the upcoming Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

After the firebird: tales of magic from Russia’s Pskov region

After the firebird: tales of magic from Russia’s Pskov region

Spying on Moscow: Denis Esakov presents the Russian capital from above

Spying on Moscow: Denis Esakov presents the Russian capital from above

Ukrainian VKontakte doppelganger to close

Ukrainian VKontakte doppelganger to close