Yuri Lobunov is a journalist and researcher for various private companies, NGOs, and media outlets across Russia and Europe. He is the editor-in-chief of a news agency, Gorod32. His articles frequently appear in the Belorussian, Canadian, Polish, and Russian media. Lobunov has experience consulting political campaigns in Russia and participating in programs run by the Council of Europe and the pen World program of the US Congress. He received his education at the Moscow School of Civil Education and the Bryansk State Pedagogical Institute.