Catherine A. Fitzpatrick is senior Russian translator and writer for The Interpreter, an online daily news site dedicated to translating news and social media from Russia and Ukraine. Previously she worked as an editor of weeklies and daily blogs on Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for and was editor at of (Un)Civil Societies. She has also translated some 30 books from Russian into English, including the memories of Boris Yeltsin, Edward Shevardnadze and Vladimir Putin.