Lucy Martirosyan


Lucy Martirosyan is a producer at The World focusing on the post-Soviet space, French-speaking countries, and immigration. 

Lucy Martirosyan is a producer at The World focusing on the post-Soviet space, French-speaking countries, and immigration. Lucy graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Journalism and French and Francophone studies.She frequently conducts and interprets interviews in French and Russian. She loves to listen to music in those languages, too.Lucy used to host a Franco-Russo pop radio show on WMUA 91.1 called Chère Sputnik

Onlookers attend the opening of the exhibition on Greek art with the marble sculpture of the river god Ilissos, in front, in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 5, 2014.

Battle of the bums: Museums compete over best artistic behinds

Coronavirus Art

Since April, the Yorkshire Museum has hosted 18 different #CuratorBattles under themes such as #CreepiestObject and #BestEgg. One of its latest is #BestMuseumBum.

A nurse talks with police.

Mass arrests in Zimbabwe over coronavirus regulation violations

Russian state-owned television station RT logo is seen through a window with caution tape in front of a building

Baltic ban on Kremlin-tied RT step toward dismantling ‘machinery of disinformation,’ says media expert

A restaurant posts a closed sign in Melbourne

Returning travelers in quarantine hotels may have triggered Melbourne’s latest lockdown

Two students walk through a college campus

Visa restrictions on Chinese students will disadvantage US, says Queens College president

An aerial view shows the deserted Eiffel tower in Paris during a lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, April 1, 2020.

Despite ‘green wave,’ France still behind on anti-racist, anti-colonial progress, researcher says


Though France is seeing a surge in environmentalist activism, particularly in Sunday’s municipal elections, anti-racism and anti-colonial movements should not be separated from the work, says Malcom Ferdinand, a researcher at the French National Scientific Research Center in Paris. 

A close up of a man in uniform as tanks drive in Red Square in Moscow

How Russia laid the groundwork for future disinformation campaigns


Nina Jankowicz describes how relocating the Bronze Soldier statue in Tallinn, Estonia, made the country vulnerable to a cyberattack over a decade ago that laid some of the groundwork for Russia’s future disinformation campaigns.

A black woman wearing a black shirt with white lettering poses near a mural

In France, the killing of George Floyd invokes the memory of Adama Traoré


George Floyd’s killing sparked protests across the world. In France, it reignited calls for justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old French Malian man who died in police custody almost four years ago.

People wearing protective face masks hold up signs during a protest

Concerns of structural racism ‘deeply existential,’ UN special rapporteur says


Tendayi Achiume, United Nations special rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance speaks with The World’s Marco Werman about the impact of George Floyd’s death and protests against systemic racism around the world. 

Masks and gloves found in the Mediterranean Sea by members of Opération Mer Propre, or Operation Clean Sea, in mid-May, just after France lifted some of its coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

French nonprofit warns ‘COVID waste’ could harm the environment


Opération Mer Propre, or Operation Clean Sea, is a nonprofit group that cleans the waters of France’s Mediterranean coast. In addition to the usual waste they find, they’re now picking up masks and gloves.