Christo Grozev

Christo Grozev has won the 2019 European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award with ‘Unmasking the Salisbury Poisoning Suspects: A Four-Part Investigation

Christo Grozev has been writing for Bellingcat since 2015, with a focus on Russia-related security threats and the the weaponization of information. Based in Vienna, he authored many of the landmark investigations identifying, among others, two senior Russian officers linked to the shooting down of flight MH17 in 2014, GRU officers involved with the planned coup in Montenegro in 2016, and the three Skripal poisoning suspects in 2018.

Christo holds a bacheror’s degree in journalism from the American University in Bulgaria, as well as law and business management degrees. When he is not doing investigative work for Bellingcat, he runs radio stations in the Netherlands and Ukraine, and is senrior researcher at the Risk Management Lab at the New Bulgarian University.