Bio

Mikhail Fishman is one of Russia’s leading independent journalists, liberal thinkers, and political commentators. Fishman has had a distinguished career in broadcast and print journalism, which has earned him the Paul Klebnikov Fund Excellence in Journalism Award.  For the past six years, he has served as a TV presenter and host of the Friday night wrap-up weekly show on Russia’s independent TV Rain cable news network, which he has turned into one of the most viewed and admired political analysis shows on TV Rain. Until July 2017, Fishman served as editor-in-chief of The Moscow Times. In 2008-2010, he served as the editor-in-chief of Russian Newsweek, which he turned into the leading liberal common-interest weekly, highly respected by the Moscow audience and the most quoted publication among all other competitors. He has also served as deputy editor at Slon.ru, the prominent liberal news magazine focusing on political and economic analysis. Fishman’s writings have appeared in Russian Forbes, Kommersant, Vedomosti, and other widely-read publications. In spring of 2017, in collaboration with Vera Krichevskaya, Fishman released a documentary feature on Boris Nemtsov. Since its release, the film has become the highest grossing Russian documentary of the last decade.