From the Olympics in Sochi, to protests in Kiev that ousted pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, to the movement of Russian troops in Crimea, Russia has been one of the biggest stories of 2014. On February 28, two long-time Russia correspondents—Julia Ioffe, a senior editor at The New Republic, and Miriam Elder, the foreign editor at BuzzFeed—spoke about their work and the challenges of covering Putin’s Russia. Co-hosted by the Nieman Foundation, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and the Slavic Department at Harvard, the conversation was moderated by 2014 Nieman Fellow Wendell Steavenson, a staff writer for The New Yorker.


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