Elena Kostyuchenko is a special correspondent at Novaya Gazeta, Russia. She reports on conflict, crime, and social issues. Kostyuchenko was among the first to write about the protest rock band Pussy Riot and the presence of Russian troops in eastern Ukraine. She is also the author of two collections, ‘Unwanted on Probation’ and ‘It’s Us Who Will Live Here’. She is a recipient of a European Press Prize, the Gerd Bucerius Award-Free Press of Eastern Europe and the Paul Klebnikov Prize.