Moscow correspondent for @guardian. Здесь вам не тут. Write me at Andrew.Roth@theguardian.com

Moscow, Russia
Joined February 2011
Is it the end of the profession in Russia? My longish read on 20 years of media crackdowns under Putin and how the new surge of foreign agent and undesirable declarations is different theguardian.com/world/2021/s…
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Haunting tale of how isolation and social media can be a deadly combination in this epidemic. Very much worth your time. Don't wait to reach out to your loved ones.
This week's @guardiang2 Lost to the Virus is about John Eyers, who refused to get vaccinated because he was a fitness fanatic who'd read conspiracy theories online. He was just 42 when he died. He leaves behind a daughter, twin sister, friends and parents. theguardian.com/society/2021…
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As a graduate of Bard’s exchange program in St. Petersburg, hard to put into words how ruthless the crackdown has been on the program. Russia has just expelled its former coordinator, an American who has been here a decade with a wife and kid and now worked as an English teacher
Из России по предписанию ФСБ депортировали преподавателя Петербургского университета, гражданина США Майкла Фриса. Он отвечал в вузе за студенческий обмен с Бард-колледжем, который Генпрокуратура РФ признала «нежелательным» amp.gs/jYicE
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Last year, I saw a perplexing news item: A Maine man had pleaded to two low-level domestic violence charges --the result of an FBI sting and state & federal prosecutions over five years. Why, I wondered, was this case so important to the government? 1/6 justice.gov/usao-me/pr/kitte…
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Memorial facing liquidation today: "[The government] is ready to grieve for the victims of repressions... almost like the victims of an earthquake, an accident... That a government can be criminal … Russia isn't ready to say these words. But we say them.” theguardian.com/world/2021/n…
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Putin claims he took an intranasal Sputnik booster that is still in clinical trials. As you've likely guessed, there is no video.
Путин – о своей ревакцинации: Титры защитные опустились, и рекомендовали провести ревакцинацию. Что я и сделал несколько дней назад. Сначала в виде укола, а на следующий день в назальной форме. Это тот же шприц, только вместо жидкости порошок. Никаких ощущений, посидел и пошел.
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Russian fintech can be frighteningly innovative when it comes to new borrowing products. Here's my bank offering instant micro loans for any purchase of more than $15. Two clicks and the full amount (already paid) is refunded to and replaced with an instalment plan
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Ambassador Sullivan: "I just visited American citizen #PaulWhelan in Mordovia. He does not deserve to be spending a 3rd Thanksgiving in Russian prison. When can he go home @mfa_russia?”
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"Now my support is more like 87 or 90%." Watch more of our exclusive interview with Alexander Lukashenko. 24-minute version is now on the BBC iPlayer - and on my YouTube page: ytb.trom.tf/watch?v=ArWeoIK3… Correspondent: @BBCSteveR Cams/edit: @mattgodtv Add. camera: @AntonChicherov
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We were fired by the newspaper owner for defending the editorial independence. But we won’t be silenced. Ukraine needs on-the-ground English-language journalism of the highest quality and our readers need a source they can trust. That’s why we are launching The Kyiv Independent!
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Some of those who make it to Poland come bruised, with broken legs, refusing to talk about the journey except to say, "it's a crime against humanity". Today in Focus: the refugees caught between Belarus and fortress Europe theguardian.com/news/audio/2…
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Great helicopter footage to get the full context of what's going on in Kuznica-Bruzgi. One can see a large crowd at the checkpoint, smaller groups burning fires next to them, Belarusian military vehicles parked behind, and a massive abandoned camp a little further away.
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What seems to separate these crypto bros in Ukraine from your average sex tourist is they're not just gleefully celebrating the poverty that makes that life possible for them, but also the endemic corruption that helps them run their business nytimes.com/2021/11/14/busin…
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How are people trafficked on airlines into Belarus? National airline Belavia issued statement to Guardian about mystery block bookings that give insight to the rogue travel agencies theguardian.com/world/2021/n…
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