Science journalist, biologist, podcaster, teacher and activist Dr Ilya Kolmanovsky is a superstar science communicator.
He hosts one of the biggest Russian language podcasts. Bigger than podcasts on sex or politics.
But he’s no stranger to the brutality of Russian’s political leadership.
Now, with Putin’s violent invasion of Ukraine and as a new Iron Curtain descends, Ilya and thousands of others inside Russia have just made the most wrenching decision of their lives.
Dr Ilya Kolmanovsky
Science journalist, biologist, podcaster, presenter
Goliy Zemlekop (Naked Mole-Rat) podcast
Sound engineer: Matthew Sigley