Executive Director of the Moscow Helsinki Group since 2005. Member of Expert Council of the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia (ombudsman). She has extensive experience in human rights protection with using both national and international mechanisms. Graduated from Gorky State University, mechanics and mathematics faculty, in 1971, and in 2001 – legal faculty. Since 1988 - active member of the Human Rights Democratic Movement, a member of Advisory Board of the All-Russian movement "Democratic Russia". From 1997 to 2005 she was an advisor and provided legal assistance to citizens in the consultation room of Nizhny Novgorod Human Rights Society, in 2000-2004 was the Chairman of the Board. In 2004-2005 - member of the Judges Qualification Board in the Nizhny Novgorod region. In 2003-2005 she worked as a senior lecturer at the Nizhny Novgorod branch of the International Environmental and Political University.