Noah Sneider is a California-born, Moscow-based writer. He currently works as The Economist’s Moscow correspondent, covering Russia, Ukraine, and the former Soviet Union. He has witnessed the annexation of Crimea and war in Ukraine, among other events. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, and Slate, among others. The son of two foreign correspondents, he spent several years in Moscow as a child during the early 1990s. While at MacDowell, he worked on the manuscript of a book tentatively titled A Russian Album. His time at MacDowell facilitated the completion of several chapters. One of Sneider's essays was selected for the 2019 edition of the Best American Travel Writing. He will begin a new assignment as Tokyo bureau chief for The Economist in 2020.