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Mikhail Zygar

Journalist, writer and filmmaker

Mikhail Zygar (Moscow, 1981) is a Russian journalist, writer and filmmaker. He became known as a war correspondent for Kommersant, Russia’s most influential newspaper, reporting from Iraq, Lebanon, Darfur and Kyrgyzstan. From 2009 to 2010, Zygar worked was the deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Newsweek. He went on to become the founding editor-in-chief of the independent television news channel Dozhd, a position he held until 2015. More recently, he published the best-selling book All the Kremlin’s Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin (Public Affairs, 2016), based on interviews with politicians in Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. Zygar's newest book, The Empire Must Die (Public Affairs, 2017), is an historical essay on the fall of the Russian Empire.

Update: 6 November 2017


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Putin's Russia

Lecture by Mikhail Zygar