Sarah Hurst

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. In 2015 she made the documentary “The Way to Ukraine” about Russian political activists claiming asylum in Ukraine. Her books include A Shrimp Learnt to Whistle and Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld.