Robyn Dixon


Moscow bureau chief and foreign correspondent

Education: Presbyterian Ladies' College, Burwood, Australia

Robyn Dixon is a foreign correspondent on her third stint in Russia, after almost a decade reporting there beginning in the early 1990s. In November 2019 she joined The Washington Post as Moscow bureau chief. She began working in journalism as a copy girl in her hometown afternoon newspaper, the Herald in Melbourne, Australia, in 1978. In 1993 she became Moscow bureau chief for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, covering the former Soviet Union and the war in Chechnya. In 1999 she joined the Los Angeles Times as Moscow correspondent and covered conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. She becam
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Ukraine live briefing: Wagner chief calls on Russian defense leaders to ‘stop lying’ about battlefield strength

The Ukrainian and Russian sides have given conflicting statements on whether Ukraine’s counteroffensive has begun, amid fierce fighting for the city of Bakhmut.

May 12, 2023

Putin says ‘real war’ being waged against Russia in muted Victory Day parade

Victory Day commemorates the defeat of Nazi Germany in what Russia calls the Great Patriotic War and normally features parades across the country.

May 9, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Head of Russia’s Wagner mercenaries lashes out at Moscow; drone attacks target Russian oil refinery

Yevgeniy Prigozhin said he would withdraw his forces from Bakhmut on May 10, the day after Russia’s Victory Day military parade, due to insufficient ammunition.

May 5, 2023

Wagner boss threatens to pull out of Bakhmut, slams Russian military

Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Wagner Group boss, has shared videos of dead fighters before, but his open rage against military officials in the graphic video was unusual.

May 5, 2023

Wagner Group surges in Africa as U.S. influence fades, leak reveals

THE DISCORD LEAKS | Wagner’s influence in Africa is a source of alarm to the U.S., prompting a push to find ways to hit the group, according to the documents.

April 23, 2023

Russian mercenaries closely linked with Sudan’s warring generals

But the Wagner Group and its backers in the Kremlin have much to lose if they back the wrong side.

April 22, 2023

Russia sentences Kara-Murza, Putin critic and Post contributor, to 25 years

The longtime political activist and opinions contributor to The Washington Post was convicted of treason for opposing Russia's war in Ukraine.

April 17, 2023

Breaking up with Russia is hard for many Western firms, despite war

Russia has created major obstacles for foreign companies seeking to leave, but some firms have stayed on despite promising to pull out.

April 15, 2023

Navalny, jailed Russian opposition figure, is severely ill, aides say

Alexei Navalny, a leading Russian opposition figure, is suffering from a mysterious stomach ailment and may have been poisoned, his press secretary said.

April 14, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: One person arrested in document leak case; two Americans killed in Ukraine

A stalemate in Ukraine — with neither Kyiv nor Moscow inclined to negotiate — is the most likely scenario, according to the leaked intelligence documents.

April 13, 2023