One of the top media managers of online media in Russia. Currently lives and works in Latvia. Ilia has started his career in Moscow magazine Afisha (Poster). He became an editor-in-chief there when he was 21. Later Ilia left Afisha to become the co-founder of Meduza. The outlet writes about Russia, though physically it is located in Riga, Latvia. The founders of Meduza are sure that the location in other country is the only possible move to stay an independent Russian media. Ilya says that his work combines marketing, design, platforms elaboration and monetisation. In a word, he is taking up channels through which Meduza content is reached by its readers.