Roman Dobrokhotov

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.

Europe

Russia just had a mini popular uprising

Did the world notice?

Russia just had a mini popular uprising

European Elections 2019

Did Putin win the EU elections?

European populists have proclaimed victory at the EU vote. Should the Kremlin rejoice?

Did Putin win the EU elections?

Ukraine

Russia was too quick to celebrate Zelensky's victory in Ukraine

In fact, the Kremlin may start missing ex-President Petro Poroshenko very soon.

Russia was too quick to celebrate Zelensky's victory in Ukraine

Europe

Why we know so much about Russia's GRU operations

Russia's military intelligence has failed spectacularly to cover up its tracks at home and abroad.

Why we know so much about Russia's GRU operations

Russia

Russia's military unintelligence

Why the Russian intelligence agencies keep failing abroad.

Russia's military unintelligence

Russia

Trump is not Putin's puppet and here's why

Trump has been trying to erode Russia's monopoly over Europe's gas market for the past year.

Trump is not Putin's puppet and here's why

Vladimir Putin

Why Putin's approval rating is falling

Just four months after the Russian elections, Vladimir Putin is facing slumping approval ratings.

Why Putin's approval rating is falling

Russia

What the Kremlin did while Russians were watching the World Cup

The Russian authorities have used the World Cup as a useful distraction.

What the Kremlin did while Russians were watching the World Cup

Russia

Russia is celebrating a thaw with the West prematurely

Visits by French and German heads of states to Russia have given false hopes that the Kremlin and the West have made up.

Russia is celebrating a thaw with the West prematurely

Russia

Putin vs the Russian Internet - 0:1

The Russian government has just scored an own goal trying to block popular messenger app Telegram.

Putin vs the Russian Internet - 0:1

Vladimir Putin

These Russian elections follow an old Soviet tradition

It is almost a one-man election and the turnout is important.

These Russian elections follow an old Soviet tradition

Russia

How Putin failed to scare the world

Why did the Russian president decide to show off nuclear weaponry at his state-of-the-nation speech?

How Putin failed to scare the world