Natalia Antonova

Writer, OpenDemocracy Russia

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Professional Background

I'm a journalist, playwright, and poet. I was also the last editor of The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English language newspaper, before it was finally shut down by the government in 2014. I've written for The Guardian, Mashable, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, etc.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?

I guess it made me think of life as a great, big, funny, terrifying, beautiful game. And made me feel like playing.

Natalia Antonova