Sarah Hurst is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Sarah has been writing about Russia since 1990 for publications including The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, Stop Fake, Byline Times and The National Review, and has worked full-time for BBC Monitoring and Reuters. She maintains a Twitter account about Russia and the region at @XSovietNews. Her blog on Alexei Navalny’s campaign against Vladimir Putin can be seen here. She is the author of the book “Curse of Kirsan: Adventures in the Chess Underworld.” 

Sarah Hurst

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Sarah Hurst
United Kingdom

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The Kremlin’s European Favourites

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics
  • Security

Vladimir Putin's Russia increasingly poses a security risk to Europe as it has become more and more aggressive in recent years, especially since the annexation of Crimea and occupation of Donbas. Russia has also committed assassinations on European soil, including the attempted assassination of the Skripals and the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin. Most recently a Russian diplomat was suspected of bringing ricin to Prague to poison the mayor.

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The men behind xHamster

  • Human Rights
  • Security

GERMANY - xHamster is one of the most visited porn websites in Germany and the world. The xHamster bosses have been in hiding for years. Now research reveals for the first time two leading figures behind Germany's most visited porn site.