Olesya Shmagun

Olesya Shmagun has won the 2021 European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award with ‘Kirill and Katya: Love, offshores, and administrative resources. How marrying Putin’s daughter gave Kirill Shamalov a world of opportunity.’

For the last 6 years has been working with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Won several awards including Pulitzer Prize (2017) as a part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) team that worked with the Panama Papers project, Sigma Award (2019) for investigating the “Troika Laundromat” money laundering scheme, IRE Prize (2016) for Khadija Project, a series of investigations covering corruption among Azerbaijan officials and their affiliates, Redkollegia, an independent prize for journalists in Russia, (2016 — 2020) — awarded four times for various investigations covering corruption in Russia.