Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and an editor of Agentura.Ru. He began his career as a reporter in 1996 and in September 2000 he launched the Agentura.Ru project, an information hub on intelligence agencies. In September 2010 Andrei Soldatov published a book (with Irina Borogan), titled The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB (PublicAffairs, 2010).
In October 2012 Agentura.Ru, Privacy International and Citizen Lab launched the joint project 'Russia’s Surveillance State'. On October 6, 2013 The Guardian reported the research made by Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan over surveillance at the 2014 Winter Olympics. On January 22, 2014 Soldatov provided a testimony on Russian surveillance practices before the the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee) of the European Parliament.