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Daria Sukharchuk is a journalist based in Berlin, where she works as a news anchor for Russian-language OstWest.tv. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Cosmopolitan, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health.
She has her BA in Chinese history, and, never having forgotten her history background, has also contributed to the educational project1917.com.
Who used the Troika Laundromat, and what was the money spent on? If you've read the news about the latest investigation by the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project that appeared in the Guardian and many other publications, but want to hear the opinion of the journalists behind it, this is one option. It's from the executive director of OCCRP, Paul Radu.
The second part of this podcast is a discussion of Russia's repatriation of its citizens who went to join ISIS—namely, the women and the children they either brought with them or had while being married to ISIS fighters. Many Western countries are struggling with the same problem now, but Russia is facing it on a much bigger scale: about 2,000 of its women and children are now waiting to return.