SONYA KOSHKINA (Kseniia Vasylenko), 29 years old
A leading Ukrainian journalist who writes on a wide variety of political issues including democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, etc. Author of over 3000 articles, columns, and interviews. Known for her svere criticism of the regime of Yanukovych. Experienced persecutions from the regime and was forced to exile. Runs as editor-in-chief an online portal LB.ua, which is one of the most successful online political journals with up to 3.5 million readers monthly. One of the directors of the Gorshenin Group, a leading political think-tank in Ukraine.