Simon Shuster is the TIME Magazine bureau chief in Berlin, responsible for coverage of the European Union and the former Soviet Union. His family immigrated from their home in Moscow to the United States in 1989, and they settled in San Francisco, where Simon grew up. After serving as a writer and editor at the Stanford Daily, his university newspaper, Simon returned to Moscow in 2006 to work as a journalist. Over the following seven years he reported on Russia and its neighbors for publications including The Moscow Times, the Associated Press, Reuters. The more recent subjects of his reporting for TIME Magazine, which he joined in 2013, have been the conflict in Ukraine, the European migrant crisis and the ongoing tensions between Russia and the West.