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Leonid Volkov

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Head, Network of Regional Headquarters for Alexei Navalny; Founder, Internet Protection Society

    Full Biography

    Leonid Volkov is a Russian politician of the Russia’s Future Party. Leonid was campaign manager and chief of staff for Alexei Navalny’s 2013 mayoral campaign for Moscow, as well as Alexei Navalny’s attempt to get registered for the 2018 presidential election. He was the head of the electoral campaign headquarters of Alexey Navalny in the presidential elections of 2018 and later the managed the headquarters of the all-Russian protest movement "Voters’ Strike." He is a former deputy of the Yekaterinburg City Duma and the head of the central election committee of the Russian Opposition Coordination Council.  Leonid has over 20 years of experience as an IT professional, running and consulting several of Russia’s largest software firms. Together with Fyodor Krasheninnikov he published three editions of “The Cloud Democracy”, a book on how modern technology could re-shape and re-define democracy and elections. Leonid is also founder of the Internet Protection Society, a NGO focused on internet freedom and digital rights in Russia.