Jessica Bachman

Historian. Digital Storyteller. Journalist.

Location icon United States of America

Jessica Bachman is a PhD Candidate of South Asian History at the University of Washington and former Reuters journalist. She has 9+ years of combined experience producing compelling stories for global audiences and managing digital oral history projects in challenging global environments.


Oral History Interviews

Magazine and Multimedia

Oil and ice: worse than the Gulf?

Arctic conditions -- remoteness, fragile ecosystems, darkness, sub-zero temperatures, ice, high winds -- make dealing with an oil spill a massive task.

Corporate Journalism

Exceptional Magazine Ernst & Young
The Virus Warrior

Eugene Kaspersky built his lab into an anti-virus software dynamo. He tells us about his ambitious strategy for long-term growth.

Exceptional Magazine Ernst & Young
Learning Curve

Sergei Guriev, Rector of Moscow's New Economic School, is committed to changing the face of Russian education.

Exceptional Magazine Ernst & Young
Against the Grain

Sergei Vykhodtsev is known for creating cutting-edge food products such as Velle Oats, Invite and Bistroff. He tells us why innovation is the lifeblood of the company

Exceptional Magazine Ernst & Young
Talking Across Borders

Is it ever a good thing when one of your products gets pirated? ABBYY’s co-founder David Yang explains why it can be — and how the company is taking the translation software market by storm

Financial reporting and analysis

Russia's oil lobby thwarts green ambitions

Russia aims to more than quadruple renewable power generation by 2020 and has formidable resources to do so, but its hydrocarbon lobby is stonewalling progress

Russia, Belars oil row still on after PMs meet

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Belarussian counterpart failed to put an end to an oil standoff on Thursday that has cut oil product exports to Europe, but supplies are expected to resume in upcoming days.

Reuters India
Russian "scallop garden" will monitor pollution

Far-East oil sea port Kozmino to set up scallop garden *Scientists to use scallops to monitor pollution in water *Scallops act as filters, absorbing oil and heavy metals By Jessica Bachman KOZMINO, Russia, Oct 8 (Reuters Life!) - Some prefer them grilled or steamed, but Russian scientists will now use sea scallops to monitor pollution levels at a Pacific oil terminal.

Russia stakes $25 billion claim on Asian oil bonanza

When the 7,000 construction workers complete their muddy slog to the Pacific, Siberian oil will zigzag through Russia's eastern woodlands, bypassing the narrow Gulf straits choked by tanker traffic carrying Middle Eastern crude to Asian refiners.

Putin petrol price crackdown to boost export flows

Russian oil firms, knowing better than to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in a pre-election year, have knuckled under his crusade to restrain pump prices in a move that is likely to stimulate exports

WRAPUP 1-Russian drilling firms see higher volumes ahead

Service firms benefit as oil majors spend more on drilling * Eurasia Drilling says will drill 5 percent more this year * First-half drilling volumes up 14 pct - government data * Exploration drilling for new deposits up 46 pct -govt data By Jessica Bachman MOSCOW, Aug 31 Russian drilling and oil field service companies expect to win more contracts in the second half as spending rises on exploratory drilling to battle falling deposits in west Siberia.

State to Spend Big Chunk of Stabilization Fund

02 February 2009By Jessica Bachman / The Moscow TimesA significant portion of the government's $215 billion stabilization fund will be spent to cover a budget deficit this year, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told the State Duma on Friday.

Nuclear phaseout to hand Kremlin a win in Germany

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev goes to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel with a stronger hand than ever to win a long-held aim: closer access to consumers in the biggest market for Russian gas.

Arts & Culture

City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India and

At the entrance to the Seattle Art Museum's (SAM) exhibition City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India, visitors found themselves standing face to face with the father of the Indian nation and one of history's most fervent critics of Western material culture.

Saint Petersburg Times
A Master's Hands

Deriving its form from the collective Russian mind, this model of Anikushin’s Arts Square monument to Pushkin, which won the Lenin Prize in 1958, stands out in poetic glory.

In Your Pocket
Soviet Disneyland

If there were such thing as a Soviet Disneyland, Moscow’s VDNKh (pronounced VDN-hah) district would be it. No matter what direction you head in, a massive, opulent Soviet relic is bound to confront you.

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