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.
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.
E118: Leslie Root on Russian Demography
Kevin speaks to Dr. Leslie Root about pronatalism in Russia and life as a demographer.
E117: Alex Kliment on Political Risk and Puppets
Kevin speak to Alex Kliment, the creative director at GZERO Media, Eurasia Group’s global-politics-oriented independent media spinoff, where he directs “Puppet Regime,” a political satire puppet series.
E116: Jack Stubbs on Russian Outreach to the U.S. Right Wing
Jack Stubbs, the European cybersecurity correspondent at the news agency Reuters, talks about a Russian online initiative focused on U.S. politics and current events that republishes articles from conservative media and pays real Americans to write about politically-sensitive issues.
E115: Ben Aris
Kevin interviews Ben Aris, the editor-in-chief of “bne IntelliNews” and a journalist who’s spent decades covering Russia.