Irina Borogan

deputy editor

Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and deputy editor of, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. She chronicled the Kremlin's campaign to gain control of civil society and strengthen the government's police services under the pretext of fighting extremism. She has co-written with Andrei Soldatov The New Nobility. The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB (PublicAffairs, 2010) and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, published in the autumn of 2015.

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