Maxim Trudolyubov is the opinion page editor of Vedomosti, Russia’s most influential, independent business daily. He is also a director at the New Economic School's Center for New Media and Society. In his various editorial roles he has promoted open and informed political debate for the past 15 years. His weekly column often addresses profound social and political issues such as the changing values in Russian society. He has published op-eds in The New York Times, Bloomberg and The Moscow Times. He was previously foreign editor for Vedomosti, foreign editor and correspondent for Kapital, and a translator for Moscow News. He is the author of Me and My Country: a Common Cause (2011). In 2011 he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, in 2009 a Yale World Fellow and in 2007 he won a Paul Klebnikov Fund award.