I am a British writer. For the last 15 years I have lived and travelled in the former Soviet republics, and other parts of Eurasia, as a student, Russian translator, writer and wine & spirits analyst.

EURASIAN ECHOES is a collection of stories, articles and photographs, about the people and places that have been part of my journeys through Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Turkey.

There are also links to my writing for Lonely Planet, Russia Beyond, Open Central Asia, The Calvert Journal and other publications, and stories in the books Kidding Around, the Wisden Almanack and The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World.

My photographs are available to buy as prints from my photography store

I hope you will enjoy reading. If so, get in touch, and take a look at my About me page.

– Jonathan

4 thoughts on “JONATHAN CAMPION

  1. short piece for the 2014 edition on cricket in Uzbekistan. Having read an article about cricket being played by expats in Tashkent, I am writing to ask for your help.

    I would be grateful beyond words if you could put me in touch with some people who are involved in cricket in Uzbekistan, who perhaps could assist me with my article. I am looking to find out not only who plays, and where, but also some unusual anecdotes, which I am sure will serve as a very positive advert for Uzbekistan for Wisden’s readers worldwide.

    Я несколько лет жил и работал в СНГ, так что Вы можете отвечать на русском, если вам так удобнее.


    Hi Jon,
    hope you are doing well mate!
    As per to your message dated so long time ago…
    The Cricket Federation of Uzbekistan is working since 2019.
    Go to their web site: /



    1. Aziz, hi! Thank you so much for your message, it’s good to hear from you! I remember writing that article very clearly – as far as I could tell, in 2013 there was almost no cricket in Uzbekistan (or I wasn’t looking in the right places). Now there really seems to be a cricket culture growing: I follow the Cricket Uzbekistan Facebook group, so have been reading about the tournament in Tashkent, the local coaches, and trip to the UAE. I’m really happy that it is going well – cricket and Central Asia have been big parts of my life (since I wrote the article I have worked in Tashkent). Maybe I can be involved in Uzbek cricket again one day.
      – Jonathan


  2. I think I am going to enjoy reading your work. I am increasingly interested in Islam and the history of the Asian Steppes


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