Proficiency in news writing

After two years of local and trade journalism, I’ve joined Vedomosti. As a web news editor. I help readers of Russia’s business daily to keep up with domestic and worldwide events.

Tales beyond the cycle

I regularly contribute to Tedium, a newsletter of curious and overlooked things. My features are mostly built upon the history of technology—and some of them were good enough for Vice.

Let’s dive deep together

From Atlas Obscura to Nintendo Life, I’m working with outlets looking for stories their competitors miss. Craving for some fringe content or reports from Russia? Ping me.

Fresh and Featured

White Plastic Devices: From Apple to Zire, A Century-Long Story


Tedium, Dec 26, 2019

This Siberian Subway System Has Just One, Non-Functional Station


Atlas Obscura, Dec 18, 2019

Project Photon: A Stunted Effort to Rebuild Windows Mobile


Tedium, May 16, 2019

About Yuri Litvinenko

I am a journalist living in Russia. In parallel with working at Vedomosti as a web news editor, I aim to maintain a notable media presence in English-speaking outlets. While I spend most of the day bringing news as they appear, my freelancing work is all about on long-form fringe stories based on events of the past.

As far as freelancing goes, my beats lay on the intersection of consumer technology, history, and culture. By the nature of my full-time job, I’m proficient in Russian and international current affairs, although I find particular interest in following the U.S. news cycle. I’ve also been involved in on-ground reporting from Russia, connecting local journalists and sources with worldwide media.  

Previously, I’ve worked at Istochnik Novostey, a local free weekly newspaper, and Milknews, an online dairy trade publication. Check my LinkedIn for detailed work experience info.

An alumnus of Vyatka State University (class of 2016) and Moscow University of Humanities and Economy (class of 2019), I am a bachelor of translation studies and journalism. I’ve got my journalism diploma after finishing the extramural course with first-degree honors.

I’m a bureau member of Journalists’ and Media Workers’ Union, as well as a member of the Russian Union of Journalism. 

Business Info

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