Articles by Howard Amos

Howard Amos is the Russia correspondent for IBT Media/Newsweek. He previously wrote about Russian business and politics for The Moscow Times and has reported extensively from Russia and Ukraine for British newspapers including The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent. He has lived in Moscow for five years and speaks fluent Russian.


Putin’s Inner Circle Exposed In Data Leak

Reports allege that cellist Sergei Roldugin and property agent Grigory Baevsky are informal fixers for Russian President Vladimir Putin, running shadowy financial schemes.

Russia Blasts Panama Papers As Attack On Putin

The documents released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Sunday allegedly show close associates of Vladimir Putin channeled $2 billion through a series of shell companies.

Corruption Allegations Ignored In Russia

Officials and state-owned media were silent Monday on the money-laundering allegations against President Vladimir Putin and others contained in the Panama Papers.

Russia Sentences Ukrainian Pilot

A Russian court convicted Nadezhda Savchenko of murdering two Russian journalists and gave her 22 years. Ukraine says she was framed.

Economic Woes Ripple To Russia Regions

Russia’s economic problems, fueled by low oil prices and Western sanctions, are causing misery as well as some new opportunities in the country’s mid-sized manufacturing towns.

Ukrainian Pilot Eases Hunger Strike

Nadezhda Savchenko, the female Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail, has started to drink water on the personal request of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.