Jeffrey Tayler

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Jeffrey Tayler is a U.S.-born author and journalist. He is the Russia correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and a contributor to several other magazines as well as to NPR's All Things Considered. He has written several non-fiction books about different regions of the world which include Facing the Congo, Siberian Dawn, Glory in a Camel's Eye, and Angry Wind, the latter being a portrait of a journey through the Muslim portion of black Africa. His most recent book, Angry Wind, is about a challenging raft trip down Russia's Lena River.

Tayler is an accomplished polyglot; in addition to his native English, he is fluent in Russian, Arabic, French, and modern Greek, and has a functioning knowledge of Spanish and Turkish.[1]

He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco from 1988 to 1990.

Since the summer of 1993, he has lived in Moscow.[2]


  • Facing the Congo
  • Glory in a Camel's Eye
  • Angry Wind
  • Topless Jihadis — Inside Femen, the World’s Most Provocative Activist Group