The Kremlin’s Wars on the Internet

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Technology, Media and Communications (TMaC) specialization at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs for a talk with investigative journalists Irina Borogan and Andrei Soldatov.

Together, Borogan and Soldatov have co-authored The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB (PublicAffairs, 2010), The New Nobility  (PublicAffairs, 2011), and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries, (PublicAffairs, 2015). An updated edition of The Red Web with a new chapter about Russian interference in the 2016 US election was published in August 2017.

Irina Borogan is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and deputy editor of, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. 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.

Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of He has been covering security services and terrorism issues since 1999.

From the Harriman Institute at Columbia.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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