Sergey Parkhomenko is a Russian journalist, publisher, and founder of several projects aimed at developing civic activism and promoting liberal values in Russia. He founded and was first editor-in-chief (1995-2001) of Itogi (Results), Russia’s first current affairs weekly, published in cooperation with Newsweek; was editor-in-chief of several publishing houses producing translated fiction and non-fiction literature; and was editor-in-chief of Vokrug Sveta (Around the World), Russia’s oldest monthly magazine. Since August 2003, Parkhomenko has been presenting Sut‘ Sobytyi (Crux of the Matter) on Radio Echo of Moscow, a weekly program making sense of the events of the past week. Parkhomenko was instrumental in organizing mass rallies in Moscow through the winter and spring of 2011-12. He organized the Vse v sud! (Go to court!), a civic campaign helping people to file lawsuits against widespread election rigging. He was also one of the founders of Dissernet(DissertationWeb), a network community dedicated to exposure of dissertation plagiarism, and Posledny Adres (Last Address), a civil campaign dedicated to creating a collective memorial to the victims of political repression in the Soviet Union and Russia. Parkhomenko was one of the founders of ‚Redkollegia‘ program, an independent award supporting free professional journalism in Russia. He served as a Visiting Scholar at the Europe Center of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University from March – June 2017, and as a Public Policy fellow at the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute since September 2016.