Alexander Anichkin is a Russian journalist, editor and translator. He was born in Moscow, graduated from the Department of Journalism, Moscow State University (MGU) and worked for the news agency TASS and the newspaper Izvestia. Since 1998 he has been working in England and France. In France he published the Rendezvous, an English-language magazine. He continues to contribute articles to British and Russian journals and publishes Tetradki, a literary blog, in both English and Russian.