Angus Roxburgh

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Angus Roxburgh is a journalist and singer-songwriter[1] and former PR specialist with GPlus Europe. Prior to working at GPlus he was a journalist with the Sunday Times and the BBC.


Roxburgh was, according to a profile on the GPlus Europe website, 'the Sunday Times Moscow correspondent for two years, as the old Soviet system collapsed under Gorbachev in the late 1980s. In 1991 Angus joined the BBC and was immediately sent to Moscow where he covered the first waves of democratisation and privatisation and the war in Chechnya. In 1998 Angus became the BBC’s Europe Correspondent, based in Brussels. More recently, he has combined journalism with media training for Brussels-based NGOs, companies and the European Commission.'[2]

Roxburgh says of his role at GPlus that:

I was taken on as an expert in Russia and the media. My role was never as a spin-doctor: my job was mainly aimed at explaining to the Russians how Western governments work and encouraging them to adopt more open media practices. I had some naive notion that maybe I could change things. (It worked for a short while, then, after Anna Politkovskaya was killed, they shrank back into their old ways.) [3]

Contact, References and Resources


Email: (no longer current)
Website: GPlus Profile (From the Internet Archive)



  • Pravda: Inside the Soviet News Machine
  • The Second Russian Revolution
  • Preachers of Hate
  • The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the struggle for Russia (forthcoming)


  1. MySpace Angus Roxburgh, accessed 28 October 2011
  2. Profile Retrieved from the Internet Archive of 31 October 2009,accessed 28 October 2011
  3. Email correspondence between Angus Roxburgh and Powerbase editor David Miller, 28 October 2011