Latest from Andrew Roth

Russian mercenaries said to be killed by U.S. airstrike in Syria

Moscow has been playing down the incident amid concerns about the potential for a broader war.
  • Feb 13, 2018

Russian oligarch threatens to sue media over opposition investigation

Oleg Deripaska said he would ‘severely suppress’ reports about a secret meeting with a senior government official aboard his yacht.
  • Feb 9, 2018

Kremlin reacts with anger and ridicule to Treasury list of influential Russians

“One does not have to be very smart to make this list,” one Russian official said.
  • Jan 30, 2018

Chechnya opens ski resort in effort to put bad times behind it, but severe crackdown continues

On high, the republic’s elite held a party. Down below, a rights activist fought drug charges.
  • Jan 28, 2018

Russia bans the darkly comic film ‘Death of Stalin’

Russian officials saw signs of “extremism” in the satirical retelling of the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin.
  • Jan 23, 2018

In the crowd at Trump’s inauguration, members of Russia’s elite anticipated a thaw between Moscow and Washington

As they mingled at balls and receptions, politically connected business leaders had access to U.S. lawmakers and administration officials.
  • Jan 20, 2018

Putin paints rosy picture of economy heading into 2018 election

The Tver Carriage Works has repeatedly been helped by Putin’s largesse. Now it’s his first campaign stop. 
  • Jan 10, 2018

Chechnya’s leader just got kicked off Instagram because of U.S. sanctions. Why only him?

The move by Facebook and Instagram apparently mark the first social media block triggered by U.S. sanctions.
  • Dec 28, 2017

Bomb in St. Petersburg supermarket that injured 10 was attempted murder, police say

The explosion came just days after Putin thanked Trump and the CIA for helping to ward off a major terrorist attack.
  • Dec 27, 2017

Russian election officials bar protest leader Navalny from 2018 presidential race

The decision, which was widely expected, cites a previous conviction for fraud that Navalny deems politically motivated.
  • Dec 25, 2017