Anna Nemtsova is a Moscow-based correspondent for Newsweek magazine and The Daily Beast covering Russia and the former Soviet states. She also writes a weekly blog called "Putinology" for Foreign Policy magazine. Anna was the 2012 Persephone Miel Fellowship winner. She began reporting on crisis in the North Caucasus and Central Asia 10 years ago as a researcher for The Washington Post. Since then, she has worked as a reporter covering Russia for a Western audience and the West for a Russian audience, as in 2005 she covered American cultural news for Radio Liberty in New York. She focuses her reporting on human rights and social issues in today’s Russia. She also contributes to The Chronicle of Higher Education, NBC News, Marie Claire, The New Times and Russia Now. She writes as well as takes photographs and videos for her multi-media projects. Anna lives in Moscow with her husband and son.