Arkady Ostrovsky


Arkady Ostrovsky is a Russian-born journalist who has spent fifteen years reporting from Moscow, first for the Financial Times and then as bureau chief for The Economist. He studied Russian theater history in Moscow and holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Cambridge University. His translation of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia has been published and staged in Russia. Ostrovsky is a regular guest on the BBC, Sky News, and NPR, where he comments on Russia and the former Soviet Union. He is married with one son and lives in Moscow with his family.His first book, The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War, was the winner of the Orwell Prize 2016 and was published by Atlantic Books in the UK and Viking in the USA.

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