“Опять двадцать пять!” Bill Bowring asks Nadezhda Azhgikhina 25 questions

Professor Bill Bowring’s guest this week to answer his 25 questions is Nadezhda Azhgikhina, executive director of the Moscow PEN Centre and a member of the board of Article 19. Nadezhda previously served two terms as vice-president of the European Federation of Journalists, and before that for many years was a secretary of the Union of Journalists of Russia. Nadezhda’s career as a journalist began at Komsomolskaya pravda, where she worked during the 1980s – the years of perestroika and glasnost – before moving to Ogonek and later to Nezavisimaya gazeta. The video can be viewed on YouTube and below. You can also view an interview in English with Nadezhda Azhgikhina here, and listen to podcasts in which she takes part here and here.

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