Sergei Markovich Lukashevsky lives in Moscow and is director of the Sakharov Museum and Public Centre. Sergei Lukashevsky was born in 1975. He began to work for the Memorial Society in 1991, conducting research into the history of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union. He is a graduate (1998) of the Historical and Archive Institute of the Russian State Humanitarian University. From 1998 he worked for the Moscow Helsinki Group, becoming director of monitoring programmes. In 2004, together with a group of human rights defenders, he took part in the setting up of the Demos Centre, specializing in human rights research. Since December 2008 he has been director of the Sakharov Museum and Public Centre. Sergei Lukashevsky is the author of a number of articles on the history of the dissident movement in the Soviet Union and the human rights situation in Russia. In 1999-2003 he was editor of the annual human rights reports produced by the Moscow Helsinki Group. He has contributed to the compilation of numerous reports on the human rights situation in Russia. Since 2004 Sergei Lukashevsky has been an advisor to the Federal Human Rights Ombudsman.