From the Russian Far East to the American West with Matthew Luxmoore (RFE/RL)

December 1st, 2020 · 33 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

On this special episode, Zack speaks with English journalist Matthew Luxmoore. Matthew is the Moscow Correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, and elsewhere. Zach and Matthew discuss a wide-range of issues, from the Russian Far East to the current state of the Russian opposition movement, to environmental concerns and other current affairs of the day. We hope you enjoy!


Matthew Luxmoore is a Moscow-based correspondent for RFE/RL covering Russia and the former Soviet Union. Before joining RFE/RL in 2018, he reported for The New York Times in Moscow and has written for The Guardian, Politico, The New Republic, and Foreign Policy. He’s a graduate of Harvard’s Davis Center and a recipient of New York University's Reporting Award and the Fulbright Alistair Cooke Journalism Award. Read his latest for RFE/RL on Belarus here:

Follow Matthew on Twitter: @mjluxmoore.

NOTE: This episode was recorded on October 16th, 2020 via Zoom.

Co-Producer: Matthew Orr (Connect:
Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: Twitter @RehnquistTom)
Associate Producer: Lera Toropin
Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig
Assistant Producer: Samantha Farmer
Host/Assistant Producer: Zach Johnson
Assistant Producer: Katherine Birch
Assistant Producer/Administrator: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate
Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel, Charlie Harper

Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Blue Dot Sessions, Ketsa, and Scott Holmes)

Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: Instagram: @michelledaniel86)

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