Gregory Shvedov

Russian investigative journalist

Gregory Shvedov is the Russian editor-in-chief of the 24/7 Internet news agency Caucasian Knot, which covers events in each of the 20 regions of Russia’s North Caucasus, South Federal District, and the independent South Caucasus. Shvedov and his staff work to ensure public access to reports on human rights violations in the Caucasus, an area of ongoing conflict. Shvedov has also served as director of the information agency at Memorial, the pioneering Russian human rights group. He now serves on the International Board. In 2012, he won the Geuzenpenning Award for his work exposing corruption and human rights abuses in the Caucasus and Chechnya. Shvedov lives in Germany.

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