Russia and the West: Unmasking Spies and Expelling Diplomats. Business as usual or emergence of a new conflict?
Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan, Russia’s top investigative reporters specialised in security services.
Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder, and editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. Writing for a variety of Russian and international media, Soldatov has been covering security services and terrorism issues since 1999.
Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder, and deputy editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. She has covered the secret services, terrorist attacks and war conflicts in Russia and across the globe. Borogan has chronicled the Kremlin’s campaign to gain control of civil society and strengthen the government’s police services under the pretext of fighting extremism.
Soldatov and Borogan coauthored three books: The New Nobility: Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, (2010); The Red Web: The Kremlin’s wars on the Internet (2015); and The Compatriots: The Brutal and Chaotic History of Russia’s Exiles, Émigrés, and Agents Abroad (2019).
Presently, Soldatov and Borogan are fellows at King’s College London.