Alexander Bratersky joined the Moscow Times in 2009 as a news reporter focusing on politics, civil society, and police reform. In the mid 1990s he was a regular freelance contributor to the arts section of The Moscow Times, writing about culture. Prior to joining The Moscow Times, Alexander worked as a political reporter for Izvestia, the Russian national daily, and as Washington correspondent for the RIA-Novosti news agency. He has also been a contributing writer for the Russian edition of Rolling Stone. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.