Isabelle Khurshudyan

Moscow

Foreign correspondent based in Moscow

Education: University of South Carolina

Isabelle Khurshudyan is a foreign correspondent based in Moscow. A University of South Carolina graduate, she has worked at The Washington Post since 2014, previously as a sports reporter covering the Washington Capitals, high school sports and local colleges.
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In the Polish forest, desperate migrants and a grave marked by a red light

Some migrants were found near death. Others begged for food or warm clothes.

November 19, 2021

Hundreds of Iraqis sent home from Belarus as border crisis subsides

The European Union rejects talks with Belarus to accept migrants used in “exploitive campaign.”

November 18, 2021

Belarus moves migrants from Polish border to warehouse, easing crisis for now

It remains unclear what comes next for the migrants used by Belarus in its standoff with the European Union.

November 17, 2021

European Union expected to hit Belarus with more sanctions amid escalating fight

The E.U. says it has now effectively stopped the flow of migrants from the Middle East to Belarus.

November 15, 2021

Capitol rioter Evan Neumann applies for asylum in Belarus, local media says

Neumann was presented by local media as someone who was persecuted for questioning election results.

November 8, 2021

Central Asian leaders want to tighten grip on social media. Russia’s playbook blazes the trail.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both pulled back attempts at restricting social media networks after public backlash.

November 7, 2021

How Russia pushed Moldova’s pro-Western government to the brink of a gas crisis

Moldova’s reliance on Russia as its sole source of natural gas is a caution for Europe amid worries over Moscow’s growing energy leverage.

October 30, 2021

Three decades after the Soviet era, this Moscow street echoes what was. And hints where Russia is heading.

It is where Russians danced in the time of the czars, where Stalin ordered buildings moved, where Western fast food arrived and where dissidents still gather.

October 28, 2021

Putin has pledged carbon neutrality by 2060. He claims Russia’s forests will do much of the work.

But climate experts question the numbers and the science Russia may pitch at the U.N. climate conference.

October 27, 2021

Russia’s Navalny awarded prestigious European human rights Sakharov Prize

The E.U.’s top human rights award went to the Russian opposition leader for fighting “tirelessly against the corruption of Vladimir Putin’s regime,” said E.U. parliament president David Sassoli.

October 21, 2021