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

Who is poisoning Russian dissidents and why?

Alexey Navalny's suspected poisoning follows a string of similar incidents with Russian government critics.

Who is poisoning Russian dissidents and why?

Russia

Putin's rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Putin is losing popular support. Now Russians are going to take politics into their own hands.

Putin's rating is collapsing as anger grows in Russia

Vladimir Putin

Putin's constitutional reforms could lead to his political demise

Putin has decided to stay forever in power. But as a result he may have to leave earlier than he hopes for.

Putin's constitutional reforms could lead to his political demise

Europe

Why the Kremlin launched Stalinist-style mass raids

The resurgence of opposition is worrying the Russian government.

Why the Kremlin launched Stalinist-style mass raids

Russia

The Kremlin under siege

The Russian political leadership is feeling increasingly cornered by growing public anger.

The Kremlin under siege

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 Zelenskyy's victory in Ukraine

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

Russia was too quick to celebrate Zelenskyy'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