Born in 1952.
1996–2003 — Lipman was co-founder and deputy editor of two Russian weekly magazines: Itogi (Summing Up), published in association with “Newsweek”, and Ezhenedel’ny Zhurnal (Weekly Journal).
From 2001 until 2011, Lipman wrote an op-ed column on Russian politics, media, and society for The Washington Post. She has contributed to a variety of Russian and US publications; since 2012 she has written a monthly blog for The New Yorker online.
From 2003–2014 — the editor-in-chief of Pro et Contra, a policy journal published by the Carnegie Moscow Centre.
Maria Lipman is an Editor-in-Chief of Counterpoint journal, published by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University.
Lives in Moscow.