Alexander Plyushchev well known under the nickname ‘plushev’ is a Russian journalist, editor and columnist. He studied at Russian Chemical-Technological University (not graduated) where he was an editor and youth editor-in-chief at the university newspaper Mendeleevets. Soon after that he has worked at Echo Moskva radio as a news editor, news presenter and talk show host. He has an experience working as news editor, columnist, show host at various news media, such as NTV TV-channel, Vedomosti newspaper, Lenta.ru, Russia-24 TV-channel, ITV online-TV-channel, RIA NOVOSTI - online edition and GeekTV online-TV channel. In 2002 - 2003 he was a project editor at Axel Springer Russia. Since 2017 Alexander has worked as a columnist at Deutsche Welle (Russian edition). He is an author of the book The Whole Plushev (2007). Alexander was a jury member of the Best Of Blogs by Deutsche Welle (2007, 2011 and 2012).