Mary Dejevsky

One of the country’s most respected commentators on Russia, the EU and the US, Mary Dejevsky has worked as a foreign correspondent all over the world, including Washington, Paris and Moscow. A former diplomatic editor and chief leader writer at The Independent, she now writes a weekly column and makes regular contributions to UK and international radio and television. She is a member of the international foreign affairs think-tank, Chatham House, the Valdai Group of international Russia specialists and the Franco-British Council. She also sits on the advisory board of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London.

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter at the launch of the 2018 World Cup logo

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Simon Stevens, NHS England chief executive

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The attacker Philip Spence pictured on a night bus (PA)

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Just because other democracy movements have failed doesn’t mean this one will

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