David Filipov

As Moscow bureau chief from 1996 to 2004, Filipov covered Russia’s transformation from Communism, and reported from conflict zones in Chechnya, Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently writes news and feature stories in Boston, New England and overseas, and also works as an assistant Metro editor.

Latest stories

Cape Cod Canal’s centennial celebrates historic waterway

By David Filipov , Globe Staff

Simple maritime logic and topographic reality dictated the need for a canal.

Obama points at Russia as he calls for crash probe

By Matt Viser and David Filipov , Globe Staff

President Obama said Russia supplied Ukrainian separatists with weapons that could have brought down the Malaysian airliner.

Liberties, logic suffer in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

By David Filipov , Globe Staff

A rise in laws, bills and other rules that limit freedom of expression coincides with a spike in the popularity of Vladimir Putin.

New Bedford looks to future as storied whaler returns

By David Filipov , Globe Staff

With the return of the Charles W. Morgan, New Bedford wants to draw attention to the city’s revival, especially as a center of offshore wind energy.