A guide to the New East


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

Evgenia Openko

Although she was born in Siberia, Openko has always dreamed of moving to St Petersburg, where she currently lives. She writes about US culture and is in the process of conducting research on Russian soft power. She has been involved in various projects promoting contemporary Russian film and literature in the UK and the US.