Head of the Moscow bureau of the German social and political magazine “Focus” in Russia from 1999 to 20015. He has been working in the field of journalism since 1992. Started his career as a Moscow correspondent of “Deutsche Allgemeine Sonntagsblatt”, “Darmstädter Echo” and “Thüringer Allgemeine” newspapers. He worked in DPA and AFP news agencies in Augsburg and Munich. He has been heading the Moscow bureau of “Focus” magazine since 1999. In 2011 he returned to Germany and continues to work remotely. Author of several books about Vladimir Putin and contemporary Russia.