How NYRB Landed Interview With Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Alleged Mentor ‘Misha’

The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple on Monday dug into the New York Review of Books’ exclusive interview with “Misha,” who was allegedly a mentor to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Christian Caryl, who interviewed “Misha” and wrote it up for the NYRB, told the Post that he got a tip from Review editor Robert Silvers. He followed subsequent leads and eventually showed up at the man’s address in Rhode Island and knocked.

Read Caryl’s description of the interview with “Misha,” whose actual name is Mikhail Allakhverdov, here

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