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Elena Kostyuchenko

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Elena Kostyuchenko was born in Yaroslavl, Russia in 1987. She began working as a journalist when she was 15, and spent 17 years reporting for Novaya Gazeta, Russia's last major independent newspaper until it was shut down in the spring of 2022 in response to her reporting from Ukraine. She is the author of two books published in Russian, Unwanted on Probation and We Have to Live Here, and the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Gerd Bucerius Award, and the Paul Klebnikov Prize.

Books by Elena Kostyuchenko

I Love Russia

Blending personal memoir with frontline reportage, this is an intimate and fearless portrait of contemporary Russia by one of Russia's most prominent independent journalists

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