Free Speech Debate interviews Andrey Kolesnikov, senior fellow at the Moscow Carnegie Centre.
Andrey Kolesnikov is a senior fellow of the Moscow Carnegie Centre and the chief of its programme on Russian internal policy and political institutions. In the past he was a regular contributor to Novaya Gazeta, an independent newspaper famous in the country for its critical and investigative coverage of Russian political and social affairs. Six of its journalists, including Anna Politkovskaya and Anastasia Baburova, have been murdered since 2001 in connection with their investigations. We asked Andrey about the principles that he personally follows as a journalist and political expert working in contemporary Russia.