Andrei Soldatov

Senior author

Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and editor of, an information hub on intelligence agencies. His career as a reporter began at the Russian daily Segodnya in 1996. Since then, he has worked for Izvestia, Moscow News, and Novaya Gazeta, covering the activities of the secret services and counter-terrorism issues. He regularly comments on terrorism and intelligence topics for national and international media. 

In October 2012 Agentura.Ru, Privacy International, and Citizen Lab launched the joint project "Russia’s Surveillance State." On October 6, 2013, The Guardian reported the research of Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan on surveillance at the 2014 Winter Olympics.


Selected publications

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia's Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, co-authored with Irina Borogan, New York: Public Affairs, 2015.

The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB, co-authored with Irina Borogan, New York: Public Affairs, 2010.