Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist and Russian security services expert. Together with journalist Irina Borogan, he is co-founder and editor of Agentura.ru. In 2015, Soldatov and Borogan published “The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries,” an account of how the Kremlin uses the internet to its advantage. With Russia at the center of the worldwide discussion for its alleged use of covert online operations, Soldatov and his writing partner released an updated version of their book with additional insight into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Soldatov regularly contributes to multiple news outlets; his commentary on terrorism and intelligence issues has been featured in Vedomosti, Radio Free Europe, and the BBC. He has been a columnist for The Moscow Times since 2008, and his work has been featured in both Foreign Policy and Foreign Affairs.