Galina Timchenko, Russian journalist, CEO and founder of Meduza. The Latvia-based news outlet was founded in 2014. Prior to establishing Maduza, Timchenko was editor-in-chief of Lenta.ru, one of the most influential Moscow-based online media outlets in Russia. In 2014 she was fired: the owner was dissatisfied with the coverage of Ukraine. Most journalists resigned from Lenta.ru, in solidarity with Timchenko and joined her in Riga, when she founded Meduza.