Ru: Михаил Зыгарь
Russian journalist, novelist and filmmaker, and founding editor-in-chief of the nly Russian independent news TV-channel, Dozhd ( 2010–2015). Under Zygar 's leadership, Dozhd provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel 's coverage of politically sensitive issues, like the Moscow street protests in 2011 and 2012 as well as the onflict in Ukraine, has been dramatically different from the official coverage by Russia 's national television stations. Zygar is also the coauthor of ook All the Kremlin 's Men, the history of Putin 's Russia, based on interviews with Russian politicians from Putin 's inner circle. The essa has become an outstanding best-seller in Russia.