I have been blogging about Russia off and on for over a decade now. I started mostly because people I knew were not that interested and I thought it would be a good way to meet people who shared my fascination with the country and its politics.
Inevitably, I guess, I got drawn into corruption and anti-corruption efforts. Especially related to security issues and counter-terrorism efforts.
My writing and research took a new turn in late 2014 when I discovered open source intel (OSINT). I am mostly self-taught. It was a steep learning curve, but I was determined to learn. I am always discovering new resources to further my efforts. I hope you will enjoy and learn from my research.