Serge Schmemann

Serge Schmemann (born April 12, 1945) is a writer and editorial page editor of the International Herald Tribune, the global edition of the New York Times. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Associated Press and was a bureau chief and editor for the New York Times.[1]

Serge Schmemann
BornApril 12, 1945 (age 73)
NationalityUnited States
OccupationWriter and editorial page editor
Parent(s)Alexander Schmemann

Life and career

Born in France, the son of Alexander Schmemann and Juliana Ossorguine (a descendant of Juliana of Lazarevo, a Russian Orthodox Saint),[2] he moved to the United States as a child, in 1951. He grew up speaking Russian at home, but visited his ancestral homeland for the first time only in 1980 when he arrived with his family as Moscow correspondent for the Associated Press. It was not until 1990 that the Soviet authorities allowed him to visit his grandparents' home village near Kaluga. His reflections on the village's changing fate provided the subject matter for his memoirs, published in 1997.[3]

Writing for The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1991 for his coverage of the reunification of Germany,[1] which he also made the subject of a book.[4] The September 12, 2001 New York Times featured a front-page article by Schmemann about the September 11 attacks.[5] He won an Emmy Award (Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing) in 2003 for the Discovery Channel documentary Mortal Enemies.[1]

Schmemann has three children and lives in Paris.


  • 1991 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for coverage of the reunification of Germany[1]
  • 1998 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction for Echoes of a Native Land


  • Schmemann, Serge (2007) [2006]. When the Wall Came Down: The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Soviet Communism. New York Times Books. Kingfisher. ISBN 978-0-7534-6153-2. OCLC 61303439.
  • Schmemann, Serge (1999). Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village. Vintage. ISBN 978-0-679-75707-8. OCLC 36074523.


  1. ^ a b c d "Serge Schmemann - Executives Biographies - The New York Times Company". Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  2. ^ Schmemann, Serge (April 2009). "Soul of Russia". National Geographic. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  3. ^ Schmemann, Serge (1999). Echoes of a Native Land: Two Centuries of a Russian Village. Vintage. ISBN 978-0-679-75707-8. OCLC 36074523.
  4. ^ Schmemann, Serge (2007) [2006]. When the Wall Came Down: The Berlin Wall and the Fall of Soviet Communism. New York Times Books. Kingfisher. ISBN 978-0-7534-6153-2. OCLC 61303439.
  5. ^ Schmemann, Serge (2001-09-12). "U.S. ATTACKED; President Vows to Exact Punishment for 'Evil'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
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He also served as Vice Speaker of the State Duma and the leader of parliamentary group Union of Right Forces. After a 2008 split in the Union of Right Forces, he co-founded Solidarnost. In 2010, he co-formed the coalition "For Russia without Lawlessness and Corruption", which was refused registration as a party. Beginning in 2012, Nemtsov was co-chair of the Republican Party of Russia – People's Freedom Party (RPR-PARNAS), a registered political party.At the time of his death, Nemtsov was one of the leaders of the Solidarnost ("Solidarity") opposition movement, an elected member of the regional parliament of Yaroslavl Oblast, and co-chair of the RPR-PARNAS, which is a member of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats, a Pan-European political party.

After Nemtsov's murder, Serge Schmemann of The New York Times paid tribute to him in an article headlined "A Reformer Who Never Backed Down." Schmemann wrote: "Tall, handsome, witty and irreverent, Mr. Nemtsov was one of the brilliant young men who burst onto the Russian stage at that exciting moment when Communist rule collapsed and a new era seemed imminent." Julia Ioffe of The New York Times described Nemtsov after his death as "a powerful, vigorous critic of Vladimir Putin", who was "a deeply intelligent, witty, kind and ubiquitous man" who "seemed to genuinely be everyone's friend"

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Schmemann can refer to :

Alexander Schmemann (1921-1983), Orthodox Christian priest, teacher, and writer

Serge Schmemann (born 1945), editor for New York Times

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