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Sergei L. Loiko

Writer

Sergei L. Loiko has covered wars, crises and daily life in Russia and the former Soviet states for the Los Angeles Times since 1991. He reported from northern Afghanistan in 2001 and from Iraq in 2003. In 2005, he contributed to then-Moscow Bureau Chief Kim Murphy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reports. His book, “Shock and Awe, War in Iraq,” published in Russian in 2004, was a regional best-seller. Before joining the Times, he was a television producer, a sergeant in the Strategic Rocket Forces and an English language high school teacher. Loiko graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Recent Articles

  • Two charged, three others held in Kremlin critic Nemtsov's death

    Two charged, three others held in Kremlin critic Nemtsov's death

    Five men from the rebellious Caucasus region of southern Russia were brought Sunday before a Moscow court where two were charged for their alleged roles in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Y. Nemtsov. One of the charged suspects, former Chechen police commander Zaur Dadayev, pleaded guilty to...

  • Russia arrests 2 from North Caucasus region in slaying of Boris Nemtsov

    Russia arrests 2 from North Caucasus region in slaying of Boris Nemtsov

    Russian investigators have arrested two men from the restive North Caucasus region as suspects in the brazen slaying of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov more than a week ago, the Russian Federal Security Service chief announced in a televised statement Saturday. FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov...

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