Life inside a Potemkin village.
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On the trail of Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.
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A chronicle of the Moscow protest movement.
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For the first time in my 25-year career as a journalist, I broke down in tears at the news.
Based in Berlin and Moscow, I’ve reported from the former Soviet empire since 1996 for NPR, Reuters, Slate, Bloomberg and The Moscow Times, among others. I currently am on a fellowship at the Wilson Center in Washington.