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Roman Super

Editor in chief, In Other Words


    June 27, 2016 — July 27, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Independent Filmmaker

    Wilson Center Projects

    “Modern Emigration from Russia”

    Full Biography

    Roman Super is a journalist, writer, and creator of documentaries. A graduate of Moscow State University’s journalism department, he worked as a correspondent on RTVI and then, for five years, as a reporter for the program A Week with Marianna Maksimovskaya on REN TV. In 2013, Super received the prestigious Russian TEFI award as the best television reporter. He has written for Esquire and GQ and published a book, Of the Same Blood. Super has directed several documentaries, which received major prizes at international festivals from New York City to Cannes. He is the winner of the Artdocfest, Redkollegia, and Journalism as a Profession awards.

    Журналист, документалист, писатель. Закончил факультет журналистики МГУ. Работал корреспондентом на телеканале RTVI, затем пять лет был репортёром в программе «Неделя с Марианной Максимовской» на телеканале «РЕН ТВ». В 2013 году был признан лучшим телевизионным репортёром по версии телекритиков ТЭФИ. Написал книгу «Одной крови». Был автором в журналах Esquire и GQ. Снял несколько документальных фильмов, отмеченных главными призами на международных фестивалях от Нью-Йорка до Канн. Лауреат национальных российских премий «Артдокфест», «Редколлегия», «Профессия — журналист».

    Major Publications

    ·         Survivor: interview with a refugee from North Korea, June 2016:

    ·         Canaries: on the new wave of Russian emigration, July 2015:

    ·         Roman Super on looking for a job on television, December 2014:

    ·         When Your Girlfriend Is Sick: on cancer treatment in Moscow, May 2014:

    ·         Super Dad: Roman Super on fatherhood, December 2011:

    Major TV reports

    ·         On the Russian “gay propaganda” law, February 2013:

    ·         On hypocrisy of the Russian State Duma MPs, December 2012:

    ·         On Pussy Riot, September 2012:

    ·         Report from North Korea, May 2012:

    ·         On refugees in Europe, February 2011:

    Previous Terms

    Former George F. Kennan Scholar, 2016