We’re the Russia bureau of The Washington Post in Moscow and D.C. AMA!


Hello r/worldnews! We are the Moscow Bureau of The Washington Post, posting from Russia (along with our national security editor in D.C.). We all have extensive reporting experience in Russia and the former Soviet Union. Here are brief introductions of who we are:

  • I'm David Filipov, bureau chief for the Washington Post here in Moscow. Since I started coming here in 1983, I've been a student, a teacher, a vocalist in a Russian/Italian band that played a gig at a nuclear research facility, and, from 1994 to 2004, a Boston Globe correspondent in the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm obsessed with the Sox, Celts and Pats. I still haven't been to Moldova.

  • Hi I'm Andrew Roth, I'm a reporter for the Washington Post based in Moscow. I've lived here for the last six years, working as a journalist for the Post and for the New York Times before that. I covered the anti-Putin protests of 2012, the Sochi Olympics, the EuroMaidan revolution and war in east Ukraine, and have reported from the Russian airbase in Syria and from Kim Il-sung Square in North Korea. I studied Russian language and Mathematics at Stanford University, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

  • I'm Peter Finn, the Post’s national security editor and former Moscow bureau chief from 2004 t0 2008, following stints in Warsaw and Berlin. I've been at The Post for 22 years and am the co-author of “The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA and Battle Over a Forbidden Book,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction. I've been a fan of Manchester United since the days of George Best, which tells you something about my age.

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We'll be answering questions starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time (or 8 p.m. Moscow time). Send us your questions, ask us anything!


  • David Filipov
  • Andrew Roth
  • Peter Finn

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