Born in Izhevsk (Russian Federation), Galina Sapozhnikova graduated from the journalism faculty of the Saint Petersburg University in 1988. She worked as a correspondent for Komsomolskaya Pravda covering Estonia, Finland and Sweden. She became known as a master of journalistic investigation, having worked on the mystery of the Estonia ferry sinking, studied xenophobia in Russia, and helped people who lost their memories "find themselves." Galina Sapozhinkova is the recipient of multiple professional awards - the Artyom Borovik award for journalist investigations, Andrey Sakharov's award "For Journalism as a Deed," the Iskra Media Group award, the Julian Semenov award in extreme geopolitical journalism, the Oles Buzina literature and media award. She has been awarded the "Golden Quill" of the Russian Journalist Union and the distinguished decoration "For Merits in the Professional community." Her 2009 book Arnold Meri: Estonia's Last Hero was the winner of the Russian Print competition for best journalistic book. She is currently a political analyst with Komsomolskaya Pravda, living in Moscow and Tallinn.