In this podcast, translator and news aggregator Kevin Rothrock talks to movers and shakers in Russia-focused journalism and academia. Interviews deal with views on trending news stories, the overarching themes of “Russia watching,” and the ins and outs of life as a professional in this field. Help him pay for Buzzsprout and recording equipment by supporting him at Patreon.
E124: The Great Russian Oil Heist
Kevin asks a Radio Svoboda journalist in Moscow about his investigative reporting on corruption in Russia’s oil industry.
E123: Mary Ilyushina
Kevin talks to Mary Ilyushina, a Moscow-based journalist and producer at CNN, about her career and life.
E122: The Russia Guys
Kevin Rothrock and Neil Hauer discuss unrest in Yerevan, Navalny’s status loss with Amnesty International, and an effort to import Moscow activism to Dagestan.
E121: Anton Barbashin
Kevin speaks to Anton Barbashin, the editorial director at Riddle, about Russian think tanks, Moscow’s foreign policy in 2021, and more.
E120: Polina Ivanova on Tragedy at Star City
Reuters special correspondent Polina Ivanova talks about the tragic death of a doctor inside Star City, the secretive home of Russia’s space program.
E119: Samantha Berkhead on Reporting in Moscow
Samantha Berkhead, a news editor at The Moscow Times, describes life in Moscow as an American journalist.