correspondent in Moscow and award-winning journalist, is among Dadin’s closest
confidantes. She has followed the Dadin case since his imprisonment in December
2015 and has collected extensive interview and film material of his family and
supporters. Her work has long been focused on free speech, human rights and
corruption. Since the publication of her book on an African activist in 2010,
Birgit Virnich has been working as a non-fiction author.