Elia Kabanov is a science writer covering the past, present, and future of technology. He’s interested in climate change, renewable energy, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, culture, and numerous other topics.

Currently, he’s curating two newsletters:

  • Hypertextual covers universities, museums, laboratories, startups, the newest discoveries and obscure inventions.
  • Siberian explores how scientists and ordinary people cope with Russia’s faltering regime, war, and repression.

In 2008, Elia Kabanov founded metkere.com, an award-winning science, culture, and technology blog. Since 2018, he has been working as a science writer and digital advisor for Tayga.info, one of the last remaining independent media outlets in Russia. In 2022, he became co-author and presenter at a brand new YouTube channel on all things science. It now has more than 250,000 subscribers.

For over ten years, he has written monthly columns on historical films and TV series for the Diletant magazine. That’s 125 reviews and counting.

In 2011, Elia Kabanov co-authored the Scientific Answers to Space Questions book. In 2016, he composed and edited a handbook on science communications.

His interviews and expert commentaries were featured on BBCDW and BILD, in The New York TimesCoinDeskLe MondeThe Calvert JournalAnimalMDRDelfiEl DiarioLifehacker, and other outlets.

Over the years, Elia Kabanov worked at corporations, startups, media, NGOs, museums and universities. He has given public lectures all over the world, including in India, Bangladesh, Germany, Belarus, Uzbekistan, and Russia.

Elia lives in London with his wife, Anastasia. Previously, he lived in Vilnius, Moscow, and Novosibirsk. He visited 43 countries and loves bees.


— Technotext Prize for the Best AI Coverage (Russia, 2021)
— International Center for Journalists Fellow (USA, 2019)
— Erice International School of Science Journalism Fellow (Italy, 2017)
— Deutsche Welle The Best of Blogs Winner as the Best Russian Blog (Germany, 2010)

Over the years, Elia Kabanov has given hundreds of presentations and lectures on science, technologies, and media.

He participated in dozens of science festivals, such as the Geek Picnic, Arctic Wave, and Skolkovo Jazz Science, to name a few. He moderated panel discussions at the St. Petersburg Cultural Forum, Moscow Urban Forum, Open Innovation Forums, and other high-profile events.