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Patrick Reevell

Freelance journalist specialising in Russian affairs and coverage of the former Soviet Union

Patrick Reevell is a freelance journalist specialising in Russian affairs and the former Soviet Union. He is currently based in Moscow, working at The New York Times bureau.

Patrick writes on political and cultural stories for NME Magazine and The Moscow Times, and is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone. He has previously worked as a research assistant for the BBC, as well as for the UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Azerbaijan and the Moscow-based media watchdog, the Centre for Journalism in Extreme Situations.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he is currently completing a Masters in Journalism and International Affairs at the Institut L'Institut d'études politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris, specialising in post-Soviet law.

Topless Femen Pulled From Roof Above Far Right Protest in Paris

Topless Ukrainian feminists, Femen were taken off a roof by firemen hundreds of feet above a far right demonstration in central Paris this afternoon. Four women, including the groups leader, Inna Shevchenko occupied a balcony above a crowd of hundreds of members of extreme right wing groups to protest against neo-Nazism.
12/05/2013 21:56 BST

Boston Bombing Could be Bad News for Chechnya

For the time-being we don't know why the Tsarnaevs chose to bomb the United States. But regardless of the reasons, the worry is, the Tsarnaevs may just have done in a day what the Kremlin has been trying to do for almost 20 years- painted all Chechens as terrorists.
21/04/2013 10:50 BST

Meteor Hits Chelyabinsk, Burning Crater Video Fake

A meteor has reportedly exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, injuring hundreds of people. At 9.20am local time, a large object flashed across the sky, leaving a long white vapour trail.
15/02/2013 12:24 GMT

Irish Councillors Vote for Drink-Driving Permits

The vote passed by five votes to three, with the remainder of the 24 councillors absent or abstaining. The Council will now write to Ireland's justice minister to ask that the current law on drink driving be altered.
23/01/2013 15:44 GMT

Pussy Riot Appeal to Madonna for Help

The song which got Russian punks, Pussy Riot arrested was entitled <em>Mother of God drive Putin out!</em> - in a strange way, their prayer may be about to be answered.
25/07/2012 14:16 BST