Maxim is the editor with 25 years of experience in business journalism. He worked at leading Russian-language publications, including Vedomosti daily and the local edition of Forbes, which he edited for seven years. Being the voice of the emerging entrepreneurial class in Russia, Forbes in the same time exposed flaws of crony capitalism and state inefficiency. Since 2011 Maxim has been working at Republic (former Slon), the online magazine which is famous for its independent commentary and analysis on issues ranging from politics and economy to science and technology. Maxim earned the Masters in Philosophy from Moscow State University where his major was logic. In 2007 the Russian edition of GQ named him “The Editor of the Year”, which was a part of the prestigious “GQ Man of the Year” award.