Born in 1971.
1992 — Graduated from the State Institute of Theatrical Art.
1996 — Received his PhD in English literature from Cambridge University.
1996–2006 — wrote for the Financial Times newspaper.
Since 2007 — Moscow Bureau Chief for The Economist.
Author of The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev’s Freedom to Putin’s War (London: Atlantic Book, 2015), which won the Orwell Prize in 2016.
Lives in Moscow.