Jennifer Eremeeva


Jennifer Eremeeva is an American writer based in Moscow, Russia.

Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Area Studies from Columbia University, after which she worked in the travel industry in the Former Soviet Union for ten years, crafting innovative cultural and leisure programs for boutique tour operators and international cruise lines. She also worked in Moscow in the hotel, airline, and financial services sector before becoming a full-time writer in 2006.

Jennifer’s varied interests include Russian history, social history, culture, current events, cuisine, art and architecture; the Romanov dynasty, cooking, culinary history, European Royalty from 1837-1918, travel, and personal finance. She is a popular blogger and columnist, contributing articles and features to a wide range of publications, including Reuters, BBC’s Russia Service, The Moscow Times, Russian Life, City Style & Living, and Russia Beyond the Headlines, a monthly color supplement distributed in The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, El Pais, La Repubblica, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and The Times of India. Jennifer has been interviewed about life in Russia by National Public Radio, the Voice of Russia, Voice of America, and Russia’s Channel One. She writes a popular travel blog for leading American tour operator, Alexander+Roberts. She is a popular public speaker and lecturer.

Jennifer created and curates Moscow’s leading English-language food blog, “The Moscovore” Culinary Adventures in the Russian Capital,” which she designed to help aspiring cooks and expatriates find and enjoy great food in Moscow. She later incorporated The Moscovore into her author website, where she continues to blog about food, history, daily life, and the changing political situation in her adopted country.

Jennifer is the author of a novel about life in the world’s largest country: Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow, and a humorous non-fiction guide to Russian history, Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia. Both books were published in February 2014 to coincide with the Olympic games in Sochi Russia. Lenin Lives Next Door was shortlisted for a total of twelve prestigious independent publishing awards and has garnered considerable critical acclaim. Jennifer is currently finishing the sequel to Lenin Lives Next Door, a novel, which will reunite readers with the engaging expat and Russian protagonists of Lenin Lives Next Door as they confront the challenges of Russia’s escalating anti-foreigner sentiment in the wake of its annexation of Crimea and asymmetrical war with Ukraine.

Jennifer maintains lively contact with her thousands of readers, fellow historians, and cooks through her own website, and social media. She is a passionate supporter of libraries and independent bookshops throughout the world and available for public appearances, lectures, and fundraising events on request. For more information on Jennifer, and to enjoy more of her writing, visit

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
The easier question is what DON'T I read for pleasure? I'm a big historical fiction nut -- I'm currently trying to write in that genre as well -- and I collect biographies of European royalty from 1838-1918. Anything that comes out on Russia is an immediate must-read, and I love to curl up with a good cookbook.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an iPad that has both a Kindle and iBooks app. I prefer the iBooks platform. I also do most of my news reading on it via Feedly, which is a marvelous way to group my diverse areas of interest and get frequent updates.
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Lenin Lives Next Door: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,600. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Based on veteran American expatriate Jennifer Eremeeva's two decades of living in the Russian capital, LENIN LIVES NEXT DOOR knits together hilarious vignettes of cross-cultural marriage and expatriate life with sharp observation, colorful historical background, and engaging humor about the changing social landscape of post-perestroika Russia.
Have Personality Disorder, Will Rule Russia: An Iconoclastic History by a Recovering Russophile
Price: Free! Words: 29,640. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Fans of Jennifer Eremeeva’s full-length book, Lenin Lives Next Door are sure to enjoy this further exploration of Russia’s soft underbelly in its companion piece on Russian history. Eremeeva’s unique fusion of humor and history, and inimitable writing style brings the riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that is Russia into hilarious focus in this compact and highly readable primer.

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