Andrew Roth


Foreign reporter who focused on Russia, Ukraine and other countries in the former Soviet Union

Education: Stanford University, BA in mathematics and Slavic languages and literature; MA in Russian, East European and Eurasian studies

Andrew Roth was a reporter in The Washington Post's bureau in Moscow. He left The Post in February 2018. He covered politics and society in the region since 2011, reporting on a variety of topics, including conflict and contemporary art, in the diverse republics of the former Soviet Union.
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.

February 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.

February 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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.

January 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. 

January 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.

December 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.

December 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.

December 25, 2017