Andrey Malgin is a journalist, writer and blogger. In the 1980s and ’90s he worked as the editor of several liberal political magazines. After the fall of the Soviet Union he served for a short time as a representative in the Moscow city parliament. At the beginning of the 2000s he began his literary work. His political novel ”Presidential Advisor” was well received. Malgin originally began his blog to plug his book, but over time he established it – and himself – among the most popular for people interested in politics. Malgin is not a career politician, but his liberal ideas and critical observations hold sway – a fact made evident by the numerous attacks that have been made on his blog and email accounts in recent years.