Anastasiia is a Russian-born and U.S.-made journalist. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School and she writes about QAnon, Russia, the UN and some other things. She is interested in online radicalization and propaganda. Her work appeared in POLITICO Magazine, PassBlue, The Wire China, Harvard's Radcliffe Mgazine and other publications. She appeared on WNYC's "On The Media" and on Zerlina Maxwell's show on MSNBC.
In her spare time, she is learning fine-line tattooing.
POLITICO: Inside the stunning growth of Russia’s Wagner Group
Exclusive U.S. diplomatic cables and internal documents detail the expansion of the paramilitary force and global network led by a top Putin ally.
PassBlue: At COP27, Russia Shows Up With Oil Lobbyists and Demands Sanctions Relief.
POLITICO Magazine: Brittney Griner Is Headed to a Truly Horrific Place
Overcrowding, grueling labor and physical and sexual abuse are all common in these modern versions of Soviet-era Gulags.
POLITICO Magazine: ‘I Would Rather Die Than Kill Anyone’: 7 Russian Men on Dodging Putin’s Draft
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine remains hugely popular in Russia, but his decision to draft 300,000 men has many fearing for their lives — and fleeing the country.