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We pride ourselves on adhering to the highest journalistic standards. All editorial decisions are made independently by our team of editors and reporters, a practice that has been in place since the publication was founded in 1992.

Our team

Michele A. Berdy

Cultural Editor

Michele has been a translator, interpreter, reporter, television producer, communications specialist, and writer in Moscow since the Soviet period. Her “Word’s Worth” column has been running in TMT since 2002.


Daniel Kozin

Web Editor

Daniel Kozin is a Russian-American editor and journalist who started his career at The St. Petersburg Times. He co-directed a film documentary for Coda Story and worked as a fixer on television documentaries for PBS NewsHour and ABC Australia.


Evan Gershkovich


Evan Gershkovich is a reporter covering politics, economics and social affairs, as well as Russia’s interests in the former Soviet Union. Prior to joining The Moscow Times in 2017, he was a news assistant for The New York Times.


Pjotr Sauer

Opinion Editor

Pjotr Sauer is the opinion editor at The Moscow Times. A Moscow native with a Dutch background, Pjotr previously worked in political risk consultancy and diplomacy.


Loretta Marie Perera

Social Media Editor

Having left her sunny tropical home in Singapore for the wild streets of Beijing, Rett soon decided that China wasn't quite big enough for her ambitions and ventured further north still. She now spends her time delivering your daily dose of sass on social media, writing about feminism, correcting spelling and making music references you'll almost always miss.


Samantha Berkhead

News Editor

Samantha is an editor and journalist hailing from western New York. She previously worked as managing editor of the International Journalists' Network in Washington, D.C. When she's not busy proliferating obscure memes, she enjoys art, music and immersing herself in other cultures.


Xiaoqing He

Editor of the Chinese edition

Originally from Shanghai, Xiaoqing first encountered Russia in the winter of 2014, crossing the Sino-Russian border in a train from Suifenhe to Vladivostok. After graduating from Oxford, she went on to work as a fixer and video producer. She now produces The Moscow Times' monthly Chinese-language newspapers.


Anna Savchenko

Photo Editor

Anna worked at multiple Russian news organizations before joining The Moscow Times. She now spends her days collecting and creating the best images and designs for the website and our print issues. On any given evening you'll find her practicing yoga; it is this skill that has for seven years kept her cool in an otherwise crazy world.

Jonathan Brown

Host of the weekly podcast "From Russia With News"

Jonathan began working for The Moscow Times in 2017. Before launching "From Russia With News" in 2018, he commissioned and edited opinions and features. He was previously a print, radio and video journalist reporting throughout the Middle East.


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