Zhanna Nemtsova

Research Fellow

Curriculum Vitae

  • Co-Founder of Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom, a charitable organization based in Bonn that aims to promote the ideas of freedom and democracy, as well as keep alive the memory of Boris Nemtsov
  • since March 2020: Co-director of the Boris Nemtsov Academic Centre for the Study of Russia at Charles University Department of Philosophy
  • September 2021 - July 2022: co-host and executive producer of "Another Russia”, a narrative podcast about the modern history of Russia through the lens of her own family's story
  • August 2015 - January 2020: News Show Moderator/Anchor at Deutsche Welle in Bonn, Germany and host of her Russian-language television program "Nemtsova.Interview"
  • February 2011 - June 2015: Anchor, Market Commentator for Financial & Business News at RBC Television in Moscow, Russia
  • January 2007 - October 2010: Vice President of the Mercury Capital Trust, a wealth management company
  • 2001 - 2005: Bachelor of Science in Economics with Minor in Foreign Languages at Moscow State Institute of International Relations 


  • Co-host of Another Russia, a narrative podcast produced by Crooked Media
  • Author of the book "My Father's Daugther", published in Russia in 2022
  • Documentary "I Do Care" produced by Voice of America, that the story of Zhanna Nemtsova and the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
  • "Young, Liberal and Russian", opinion-piece published in September of 2018
  • "Moving Backward: Russia's Moral Decy", Op-ed published in The Moscow Times in December of 2015

Research Interests

  • exiled media and democracy in Russia