|Sergei Loiko was born in Moscow in 1953. He served in the Soviet army and later earned a degree in philology. In 1989, Sergei became a translator and reporter for the Associated Press and later a producer for the British television company TV/am and contributed to Novaya Gazeta and Echo of Moscow radio. Loiko has covered armed conflicts, revolutions, and wars in Romania, Tajikistan, Chechnya, Georgia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. For the past twenty-three years, Loiko has been the Moscow correspondent and photographer for the Los Angeles Times. Loiko covered the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent war virtually nonstop from the first day. In 2015, for his work on the war in Ukraine, Sergei Loiko was awarded the Overseas Press Club’s Bob Considine Award. This year, he was awarded the Los Angeles Times editorial award for “Best Reporting in 2014.” He now lives in Texas, USA, and Moscow.