born 1982 in a poor Moscow suburb, joined the Russian protest movement in 2011. He was an electoral observer during the 2011 parliamentary elections and witnessed massive election fraud. Since then, he has been active in the democracy movement of his country and also participated in the Ukrainian freedom movement on the Madjan. His incarceration made international headlines and him one of the most prominent figures in the Russian resistance. In 2017, he was awarded the Boris Nemtsov Prize for his extraordinary commitment.