Howard Amos

Howard Amos is a journalist and former Senior Editor at The Calvert Journal and a MA student at SSEES. Prior to this he spent 7 years as a journalist in Moscow, reporting from across Russia and the former Soviet Union. His work has been featured in publications including The Guardian, Associated Press, Newsweek and Politico. Follow him on Twitter here.

101 kilometres from Moscow, a writer-doctor lays bare the contradictions and intrigue of Russian life

101 kilometres from Moscow, a writer-doctor lays bare the contradictions and intrigue of Russian life

In conservative Poland, gay literary couple ‘Maryla Szymiczkowa’ are cutting a defiant path

In conservative Poland, gay literary couple ‘Maryla Szymiczkowa’ are cutting a defiant path

‘It’s messed up.’ How one news outlet is trying to reshape the media in post-revolution Armenia

‘It’s messed up.’ How one news outlet is trying to reshape the media in post-revolution Armenia

“Learn to live with it, even forgive.” Russia’s bestselling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history

“Learn to live with it, even forgive.” Russia’s bestselling author Guzel Yakhina on the traumas of Soviet history

“Everything changed.” Ukraine’s literary star Serhiy Zhadan on 5 years since Euromaidan

“Everything changed.” Ukraine’s literary star Serhiy Zhadan on 5 years since Euromaidan

Akram Aylisli: how one Azerbaijani writer dealt with a book burning campaign against him

Akram Aylisli: how one Azerbaijani writer dealt with a book burning campaign against him

Call us Mamikhlapinatana: meet the ambitious new media company nurturing the ‘Russian New Yorker’

Call us Mamikhlapinatana: meet the ambitious new media company nurturing the ‘Russian New Yorker’

Yevgeny Vodolazkin: Russia’s prize-winning novelist on Orthodoxy, death and playing with time

Yevgeny Vodolazkin: Russia’s prize-winning novelist on Orthodoxy, death and playing with time

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

Stop press: has a journalist revolt at Forbes Russia saved the magazine’s independence?

Stop press: has a journalist revolt at Forbes Russia saved the magazine’s independence?

Kapka Kassabova: meet the poet re-inventing travel writing about the Balkans

Kapka Kassabova: meet the poet re-inventing travel writing about the Balkans

Pushkin in the Home Counties: does a new Anglo-Russian opera shed light on the famous poet?

Pushkin in the Home Counties: does a new Anglo-Russian opera shed light on the famous poet?

Arzamas: the cultural history project fighting politicisation of the past in Russia

Arzamas: the cultural history project fighting politicisation of the past in Russia

Cinema in the round: Moscow’s groundbreaking Soviet 360 finally gets a makeover

Cinema in the round: Moscow’s groundbreaking Soviet 360 finally gets a makeover

Leonid Parfyonov: Russia’s 1990s TV icon turns reluctant vlogger

Leonid Parfyonov: Russia’s 1990s TV icon turns reluctant vlogger

Hamid Ismailov: Uzbekistan’s internationally acclaimed writer on novels, politics and life in exile

Hamid Ismailov: Uzbekistan’s internationally acclaimed writer on novels, politics and life in exile

Simon Mraz: the Austrian attaché bringing contemporary art to Russia’s regions

Simon Mraz: the Austrian attaché bringing contemporary art to Russia’s regions

Boris Akunin: the evolution of Russia’s dissident detective novelist into a master historian

Boris Akunin: the evolution of Russia’s dissident detective novelist into a master historian

The Bell: meet the Russian media start-up fighting for the precarious future of independent media

The Bell: meet the Russian media start-up fighting for the precarious future of independent media

Chess bar opens in Moscow Stalin-era skyscraper

Chess bar opens in Moscow Stalin-era skyscraper

Russian doctors get English language lessons ahead of the World Cup

Russian doctors get English language lessons ahead of the World Cup

Cultural twists: literary references in Ulyukayev’s last words explained

Cultural twists: literary references in Ulyukayev’s last words explained

The Empire Must Die review: Mikhail Zygar’s drama-filled new book takes aim at the revolution

The Empire Must Die review: Mikhail Zygar’s drama-filled new book takes aim at the revolution

Pussy Riot at the Saatchi Gallery: has the commodification of protest gone too far?

Pussy Riot at the Saatchi Gallery: has the commodification of protest gone too far?

Russian Film Week to open on Sunday in London

Russian Film Week to open on Sunday in London

Six Czech men arrested in Astana for posing in skimpy Borat outifts

Six Czech men arrested in Astana for posing in skimpy Borat outifts

Longstanding editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta to step down

Longstanding editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta to step down

Controversial film Matilda to be made into television series

Controversial film Matilda to be made into television series

Tbilisi erects a segment of the Berlin Wall in city centre

Tbilisi erects a segment of the Berlin Wall in city centre

Netflix commissions series on the fall of the Romanovs

Netflix commissions series on the fall of the Romanovs

Exhibition on post-Soviet raves to open in Kiev

Exhibition on post-Soviet raves to open in Kiev

Milan Kundera novel published for the first time in Czech Republic

Milan Kundera novel published for the first time in Czech Republic

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova releases Pussy Riot music video about police violence

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova releases Pussy Riot music video about police violence