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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Putin struggles with falling ruble, rising prices as sanctions bite

Rising prices caused by a drop in the value of the ruble are bringing Russia’s war — and the impact of sanctions — home to many Russians for the first time.

August 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Prigozhin buried in private; Russia intercepts drones apparently targeting airports

Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried, absent any public display or pomp, on Tuesday in a cemetery in St. Petersburg, local media outlets reported.

August 29, 2023

Wagner chief Prigozhin is buried in secret as Kremlin seeks to avoid unrest

Putin did not attend as private funerals began for Prigozhin and other mercenary leaders killed in a suspicious plane crash last week. Some supporters had called for military honors.

August 29, 2023

Putin, stained by Prigozhin’s death, faces calls for military funeral

Wagner chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin, who died last week, secretly received Russia’s highest honor, but it is unclear if he will have the ceremonial funeral normally granted to state heroes.

August 28, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russian investigators confirm Prigozhin’s death; ex-U.S. official says crash was retribution

Russia’s Investigative Committee confirmed that Yevgeniy Prigozhin died in a plane crash. Former National Security Council official Fiona Hill said his death was probably retaliation.

August 27, 2023

Russia confirms Wagner chief Prigozhin’s death after DNA tests

Yevgeniy Prigozhin and top Wagner leaders were killed when their private jet crashed north of Moscow on Wednesday. The cause of the crash is unknown.

August 27, 2023

Wagner chief Prigozhin’s lingering popularity a challenge for Putin

Makeshift memorials for Prigozhin, who is presumed dead, showed his support across Russia in pro-war circles, despite Putin tarnishing him as a traitor.

August 27, 2023

Kremlin dismisses speculation it ordered Prigozhin’s death as ‘lies’

The Kremlin spokesman ridiculed theories circulating in the West that the plane crash was an assassination ordered by Vladimir Putin.

August 25, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: Russia calls Prigozhin assassination claims ‘lies’ as investigations continue

The Kremlin dismissed speculation that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the killing of Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeniy Prigozhin.

August 25, 2023

Prigozhin’s apparent death strengthens Putin, puts Wagner Group in doubt

The presumed death of Wagner boss Yevgeniy Prigozhin has thrown the future of the mercenary force into serious doubt and strengthened the hand of President Vladimir Putin.

August 24, 2023