For the previous six years worked with Boris Nemtsov, first as a press-secretary of Solidarity movement (2009-2012) and then as an executive director of PARNAS party (2012-2015). Took part in preparing Nemtsov’s independent research report on corruption in Russia, Sochi Olympics, and the last one «Putin.War» which he planned to publish and which was finished by his colleagues. Took part in organizing mass protest rally in 2011-2011 and afterwards protests for supporting political prisoners.
In September 2015 was forced to leave Russia. Since then lives in Germany, since January 2016 – the director of Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom which was established in Bonn in late 2015 by the eldest daughter of Boris Nemtsov Zhanna.