Maria Pevchikh

Head of Investigations and Chairwoman of the Board, Anti-Corruption Foundation

Maria Pevchikh

Maria Pevchikh is the head of the investigation department at the Anti-Corruption Foundation, a Russian non-profit organisation founded by opposition politician Alexei Navalny to investigate and expose the cases of corruption among the Russian elites. During her 12 years of work, she authored over 100 investigations, most famously of Vladimir Putin’s private palace on the Black Sea, which has gained over 120 million views on YouTube. 

The investigations of the Anti-Corruption Foundation have led to freezing of assets of Russian officials and oligarchs in excess of 1 billion, including the seizure of Putin’s private yacht in Italy.

Pevchikh is also the editor-in-chief and a presenter of the Navalny team’s YouTube channels, with a monthly audience of 12 million viewers, and the executive producer of the Oscar-winning CNN/HBO documentary Navalny.

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