A guide to the New East

Nadia Beard


  • Nadia is a journalist based in London. Previously she lived and worked in Russia where she was the Moscow correspondent for The Independent. Before moving to Moscow, Nadia lived in London where she was the news editor for The Calvert Journal. She holds two degrees in Russian and political science from London universities and has been an Alfa Fellow. Follow her on Twitter here.

  • Stylish cities 2017

    The 16 chicest, most liveable cities in the New East to visit now

    4 January 2017
  • Russian cinemas cancel North Korean documentary screenings

    Russian cinemas cancel North Korean documentary screenings

    25 October 2016
  • Russian singing duo Tatu release previously unseen music video

    13 October 2016
  • Constructivism celebrated with new map marking best sites in Moscow

    Constructivism celebrated with new map marking best sites in Moscow

    6 September 2016
  • Gulag memoirs: a new project catalogues troves of carceral literature

    5 September 2016
  • Hungary, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina enter the Oscars race

    5 September 2016
  • The youth of Transnistria in the latest edition of Splash and Grab magazine

    2 September 2016
  • Bad boy ballerino

    Sergei Polunin is back, and this time he's calling the shots

    1 August 2016
  • Thinly-veiled metaphorical film about war in Donbass seeks funding

    29 May 2015
  • Journalists at St Petersburg’s 100TV resign after pressure “to become like LifeNews”

    29 May 2015
  • Moscow International Film Festival announces official selection for 2015

    28 May 2015
  • Pussy Riot to lead Toronto Pride this summer

    28 May 2015
  • Moscow government launches 3D panorama city app

    28 May 2015
  • Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to star in action film

    27 May 2015
  • Golden Mask organisers hit back against culture ministry following allegations of Russophobia

    27 May 2015
  • Romanian and Hungarian films win prizes at Cannes

    26 May 2015
  • Gérard Depardieu: “I am ready to die for Russia”

    26 May 2015
  • Google celebrates 80th anniversary of Moscow metro with special Doodle

    15 May 2015
  • Andrey Zvyagintsev named jury president at Shanghai Film Festival

    15 May 2015
  • Singer Sarah Brightman calls off space travel on Russia’s Soyuz

    15 May 2015
  • Novel by Russia’s culture minister Vladimir Medinsky to be adapted for screen

    14 May 2015
  • Thom Yorke’s face used in Russian posters advertising medicine

    14 May 2015
  • Swedish activists install underwater “gay propaganda” neon sign to deter Russian submarines

    13 May 2015
  • Armenian pavilion wins Golden Lion for best national pavilion at Venice Biennale

    13 May 2015
  • Poland’s Szczecin Philharmonic Hall wins EU contemporary architecture prize

    12 May 2015
  • Moscow authorities give go ahead to build Russian Disneyland

    12 May 2015
  • Russia’s Ministry for Youth Affairs to launch new social networking site in 2016

    12 May 2015
  • Soviet tourism in Tallinn explored in new exhibition in Estonian capital

    11 May 2015
  • Backlash after Conchita Wurst thanks Russian-speaking fans with Russian Facebook post

    11 May 2015
  • Major Russian producers buy stakes in Fedor Bondarchuk’s production company Art Pictures

    8 May 2015
  • China to invest $15 million in sequel to Russian blockbuster Viy

    7 May 2015
  • Documentary film festival about Ukraine to open in London

    7 May 2015
  • Theatre troupes from Donetsk and Luhansk to tour Russia with support of culture ministry

    6 May 2015
  • Popular Russian author Boris Akunin announces British TV adaption of detective series

    6 May 2015
  • Lebanese magazine prints covers and posters with blood to commemorate Armenian genocide

    28 April 2015
  • Hollywood’s first-ever festival of Ukrainian film set to open next week

    28 April 2015
  • Russian photographer Nikolai Bakharev nominated for Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

    24 April 2015
  • Romanian photographer wins Sony World Photography award for photo of intimate room in prison

    24 April 2015
  • Ukrainian fashion label PASKAL releases new lookbook

    23 April 2015
  • Rambler&Co media giant to create its own news agency

    23 April 2015
  • Sanoma closes deal to sell stake in Vedomosti ahead of law limiting foreign media shareholding

    23 April 2015
  • Designer Tatyana Parfionova and ballerina Diana Vishneva team up for photography series

    23 April 2015
  • New “Russian McDonalds” gets support from government but no funding

    22 April 2015
  • Roman Abramovich invests $30 million in Music Messenger app

    21 April 2015
  • Russia’s first feature-length Orthodox cartoon to be released in May

    21 April 2015
  • Crowdfunding campaign for Moscow World Press Photo exhibition launched after sponsors withdraw

    21 April 2015
  • The Calvert Journal wins Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Prize media award

    17 April 2015
  • Hungarian film in Official Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

    17 April 2015
  • Directors of Oleg Sentsov documentary launch international crowdfunding campaign

    17 April 2015
  • Gold-plated iPhone 6 edition released featuring Andrei Rublev’s Holy Trinity

    16 April 2015
  • Multimedia artist Taus Makhacheva opens first solo exhibition in London

    15 April 2015
  • Child 44 film banned from Russia for “distorting history”

    15 April 2015
  • Contemporary knitwear brand Lana Siberie launches new collection

    15 April 2015
  • Ukrainian conceptual wear brand DZHUS releases new lookbook

    14 April 2015
  • Internet memes using celebrities’ photographs banned by Russia’s media watchdog

    14 April 2015
  • Police launch investigation into graffiti of crucified Yury Gagarin in Perm

    13 April 2015
  • Architects of Hungary’s pavilion for Milan Expo disassociate themselves from design amid controversy

    10 April 2015
  • Russian filmmakers appeal to Putin for support of national fast food chain “to rival McDonald’s”

    9 April 2015
  • Menswear designer collaborates with defence ministry for new army-inspired clothing line

    9 April 2015
  • “Anti-state” media titles listed in report slamming allocation of state funds to independent media

    9 April 2015
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra drops Ukraine-born pianist over anti-Kiev post

    8 April 2015
  • Ukrainian President bans all new Russian films about security forces

    7 April 2015
  • Polish and Russian architects win prizes for futuristic skyscraper designs

    7 April 2015
  • RT to screen premiere of Snowden documentary Terminal F

    2 April 2015
  • Artist Lena Hades continues “art marathon” in memory of Boris Nemtsov

    2 April 2015
  • Children’s World in Moscow reopens after seven-year reconstruction

    1 April 2015
  • Only Crimean Tatar TV channel shut down by Russian media watchdog

    1 April 2015
  • Russian producer launches new art-house distributor in collaboration with US Lorum Ipsum Corp

    31 March 2015
  • Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov warned by Ukrainian security services about Ukraine visit

    30 March 2015
  • Director of Novosibirsk opera house fired over controversial production of Wagner’s Tannhäuser

    30 March 2015
  • Kiev biennale to go ahead despite withdrawal of venue, curators say

    27 March 2015
  • State of independents

    The websites redefining media in the new east

    26 March 2015
  • CNN to resume broadcasting in Russia after receiving broadcast license

    25 March 2015
  • Novosibirsk prepares for rally defending creativity as scandal over Wagner opera intensifies

    24 March 2015
  • Hungarian public broadcaster launches new dedicated news-only TV channel

    17 March 2015
  • Russian-Ukrainian fashion label Ksenia Schnaider launches first digital atelier

    16 March 2015
  • Sergei Kapkov, Moscow’s culture minister, resigns

    10 March 2015
  • Rain TV launches crowdfunding campaign for Russia’s first-ever political drama

    2 March 2015
  • Darkside’s Nicolas Jaar composes alternate soundtrack to experimental 1969 Armenian film

    25 February 2015
  • Candid camera

    Leviathan director Andrey Zvyagintsev opens up about politics in Russia

    20 February 2015
  • Red carpet

    It's odds on that an eastern European film will win an Oscar this Sunday. But which one?

    18 February 2015
  • Under Electric Clouds wins Berlinale award: an interview with director Alexei German Jr

    16 February 2015
  • Romania launches first regional film fund

    12 February 2015
  • Twitter accused of breaking law on extremism, media watchdog says

    11 February 2015
  • Hungarian design agency wins ArchDaily award for Budapest metro stations

    10 February 2015
  • Cultural innovation project thrown out in favour of centres for patriotic and spiritual education

    9 February 2015
  • Speaking in tongues

    Foreign-language news outlets and their role in the ‘media war‘

    6 February 2015
  • Controversial “anti-profanity” law to be reversed, Medvedev orders

    22 January 2015
  • Hungarian pianist designs new “human” grand piano

    22 January 2015
  • Gosha Rubchinskiy snaps photoshoot for new ASOS lookbook

    21 January 2015
  • Oscar-nominated Leviathan under renewed attack as Culture Minister dubs film “anti-Russian”

    15 January 2015
  • Lenin and other political icons inspire new KTZ fashion collection

    13 January 2015
  • Russian media publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoons will be blacklisted, says watchdog

    13 January 2015
  • Architect designs 30-metre-long canopy for Russia’s Milan Expo pavilion

    12 January 2015
  • Designs for massive Hungarian museum venture projected in Budapest

    9 January 2015
  • Vladivostok bow-tie designer launches new line of jumpers

    8 January 2015
  • Film community remembers director Daria Khlestkina

    7 January 2015
  • Slava Mogutin to feature in group art exhibition in France

    7 January 2015
  • Russian film fund demands Greenaway omit homosexuality from Eisenstein biopic

    6 January 2015
  • Russia plans to launch national digital library in 2015

    24 December 2014
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