122 episodes

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.

The Russia Guy Kevin Rothrock

    • News Commentary

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

    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.

    • 19 min
    E123: Mary Ilyushina

    E123: Mary Ilyushina

    Kevin talks to Mary Ilyushina, a Moscow-based journalist and producer at CNN, about her career and life.

    • 26 min
    E122: The Russia Guys

    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.

    • 39 min
    E121: Anton Barbashin

    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.

    • 23 min
    E120: Polina Ivanova on Tragedy at Star City

    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.

    • 19 min
    E119: Samantha Berkhead on Reporting in Moscow

    E119: Samantha Berkhead on Reporting in Moscow

    Samantha Berkhead, a news editor at The Moscow Times, describes life in Moscow as an American journalist.

    • 28 min

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