Roman Dobrokhotov

Roman Dobrokhotov is a Moscow-based journalist and civil activist. He is the editor-in-chief of investigative online newspaper The Insider. He has a PhD in political science.


Is Russia a real threat to the West?

With the new US sanctions Russia is officially a top US enemy. But does Moscow deserve this title?


Trump and Putin: An awkward first date

How Donald Trump met his most important voter - Vladimir Putin.


Youth vs Putin - 2:0

The Kremlin is failing to suppress a new more resilient wave of youth protests.


Muammar Putin at the Versailles

Gaddafi's shadow loomed at Versailles during Macron’s meeting with Putin.


Macron, Putin and the boomerang effect

How the Kremlin's hackers managed to spoil Moscow's relations with the new French president even before he was elected.


The rise of the black international

Who is behind the resurgence of conservatism in Europe and why is it not so scary?


The chemical brothers: Putin and Assad

What would Russia's support for Assad cost Vladimir Putin?


Russia's new protest generation

In Russia a new generation of discontented youth has come of age.

Cyber Security

Russia's soft warfare

Hackers, fake news, freaks, trolls and pranksters are Russia's new soft power weapon arsenal.


The inevitable Trumputin divorce

Why it is not meant to be for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.


Under surveillance in Russia

How and why Russia has been intensifying surveillance of activists, journalists and opposition figures.