Catherine A. Fitzpatrick is senior Russian translator and analyst 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 on Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for EurasiaNet.org and was also editor at RFE/RL's (Un)Civil Societies and Media Matters. She has been involved in the international human rights movement for many years, serving as a consultant to a number of non-profit organizations. She has also translated some 30 books from Russian into English, including the memoirs of Boris Yeltsin, Edward Shevardnadze and Vladimir Putin.
The Andrei Sakharov Research Centre contributes to the development of a pluralist and democratic society in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.