I am Paul Sonne, Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Happy to take your questions Putin, Russia, Crimea, Ukraine or anything else!
I'm a foreign correspondent based in the Moscow bureau of The Wall Street Journal (http://topics.wsj.com/person/S/paul-sonne/7264), where we cover news across the former Soviet Union. I spent the last month first at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and then in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula in Ukraine's south that's now occupied by Russian troops. Before moving to Moscow a year ago, I spent nearly four years as a foreign correspondent at The Wall Street Journal's bureau in London.
The last year has been a big one for news out of Russia -- from the Russia connection in the Boston Marathon bombings to Edward Snowden's arrival, the Olympics in Sochi and now the crisis in Ukraine. I'm happy to talk about whatever you want, from Vladimir Putin to more general questions about working as a journalist abroad. Or we can talk about Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, too : )
Thanks a million to all of you for taking the time to come ask me questions. The questions were all incredibly astute, which was very impressive. I hope to come back and answer some questions in the future as things develop, but I have to go finish a story up now -- if there's something I didn't get to, feel free to shoot me a question on Twitter and I can try to answer it later on. I'm at @paulsonne. Thanks!