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
Latest from Robyn Dixon

Russia-Ukraine tensions high as Biden-Putin call fails to yield a breakthrough

U.S. officials have warned that Russia could invade Ukraine within days, likely starting with a barrage of air or missile strikes.

February 13, 2022

Biden warns Putin of ‘swift and severe costs’ if Russia attacks Ukraine

Americans in Ukraine should depart immediately, and consular services at the embassy in Kyiv would be suspended from Sunday, a security update emailed to U.S. citizens in the country said.

February 12, 2022

    What makes Russia’s massive war games with Belarus so worrying?

    Among the many questions: Is this a prelude to a Ukraine invasion?

    February 11, 2022

    Launch of Russian military drills stokes fears of preparations for attack on Ukraine, as diplomatic sparring continues

    Russia and Belarus say the Kremlin’s forces will withdraw after the training operation, but U.S. and European security officials are not convinced.

    February 10, 2022

    U.S. military prepares plans to help evacuating Americans once they cross into Poland should Russia attack Ukraine

    Ukraine announced its own 10-day military drills starting Thursday — using unmanned aircraft and antitank missiles supplied by Kyiv’s Western partners.

    February 9, 2022

    Russia sends warships toward Black Sea as Europe ramps up Ukraine crisis diplomacy

    U.S. and European officials said they were eyeing the next 12 days with increasing concern, fearing that Russian military exercises scheduled to start Thursday could provide cover for a sudden strike against Ukraine.

    February 8, 2022

    Biden vows to stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine

    Welcoming German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to the White House for their first meeting, President Biden said the U.S. and Germany are "working in lockstep to further deter Russian aggression in Europe."

    February 7, 2022

    Ukraine’s Zelensky’s message is don’t panic. That’s making the West antsy.

    Biden says he is on the same page as Zelensky. But that doesn't always come across in Zelensky's public statements.

    February 7, 2022

    As U.S. predicts Russia could seize Kyiv in days, diplomatic efforts set to intensify this week

    The response comes after U.S. officials warned that a full-scale Russian invasion could leave as many as 50,000 civilians dead or injured.

    February 6, 2022

      Six reasons Russia is at odds with Ukraine’s Zelensky

      The Ukrainian leader loves to poke fun at Putin. He went after Putin’s close friend. And he closed a bunch of pro-Kremlin TV stations.

      February 5, 2022