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Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative journalist in exile, co-founder, and deputy editor of, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. Borogan reported on terrorist attacks in Russia, including hostage takings in Moscow and Beslan. In 1999 Borogan covered the NATO bombing in Yugoslavia, in 2006 she covered the Lebanon War and tensions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 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. Borogan has written extensively of the role of the Russian intelligence and security agencies in the war in Ukraine.


The New Nobility. The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB (PublicAffairs, 2010),

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries (PublicAffairs, 2015)

 The Compatriots: The Russian Exiles Who Fought Against the Kremlin (PublicAffairs, 2019, 2022).