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The Moscow Times is Russia’s leading, independent English-language media outlet. From our Moscow newsroom, we provide readers across the world with breaking news, engaging stories and balanced journalism about the largest country on Earth.

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.


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.


Pjotr Sauer

Reporter and Opinion Editor

Pjotr Sauer is a reporter covering Russian politics and society at The Moscow Times. A Moscow native with a Dutch background, Pjotr previously worked in political risk consultancy and diplomacy.


Jake Cordell

Business Reporter

Jake is a reporter covering the Russian economy and business world. Originally from the U.K., he previously worked in London as an economics correspondent, and in Prague for an organization supporting independent media and civil society across the former Soviet Union.


Felix Light


Felix is a reporter covering politics, culture and society in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Outside work, he enjoys history, languages and yoga.


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