Anna-Lena Laurén is the former Moscow correspondent of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and the Swedish-Finnish Hufvudstadsbladet.
In 2003, she was the youngest ever recipient of the Topelius Prize for journalism in Finland. She also received the Publicistklubben prize – the ‘Golden Pen’ – in Sweden in 2015 and the Karin Gierow prize of Svenska Akademien in 2016. She has written several books of the subject of Eastern Europe and Russia. Right now, she lives in Kyiv, where she writes for Dagens Nyheter and Hufvudstadsbladet.
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