118 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
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

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

    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
    E118: Leslie Root on Russian Demography

    E118: Leslie Root on Russian Demography

    Kevin speaks to Dr. Leslie Root about pronatalism in Russia and life as a demographer.

    • 31 min
    E117: Alex Kliment on Political Risk and Puppets

    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.

    • 38 min
    E116: Jack Stubbs on Russian Outreach to the U.S. Right Wing

    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.

    • 27 min
    E115: Ben Aris

    E115: Ben Aris

    Kevin interviews Ben Aris, the editor-in-chief of “bne IntelliNews” and a journalist who’s spent decades covering Russia.

    • 33 min

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