We are very pleased to announce that Sarah Hurst has joined Rights in Russia's international advisory council. Sarah Hurst is a journalist and Russian translator who has worked for the St. Petersburg Press, the BBC and Reuters. In April 2014 she founded the X Soviet blog to cover current events in Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet states. She has also made a film about Russian activists who claim asylum in Ukraine and is the author of two books: A Shrimp Learnt to Whistle and Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld. For more information about Sarah Hurst, please see here.