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Nikolay Tsukanov

Nikolay Nikolayevich Tsukanov is a Russian politician, businessman, electrical welder, former governor of Kaliningrad Oblast, between July 2016 and December 2017, President Vladimir Putin's plenipotentiary envoy to the Northwestern Federal District. Nikolay Tsukanov was born in 1965 in the village of Lipovo, in the Gusev area of Kaliningrad Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. Upon graduating from school in 1980 he entered a local special professional technical college ) and obtained a specialist degree as an electrical welder, he served in the Soviet army from 1983 to 1985, in a space communications guard battalion stationed in Czechoslovakia. At age 14 Tsukanov began working as a combiner's assistant becoming an electrical welder at the Micromotor factory in Gusev. After 1985 he began to gain prominence as a local Komsomol leader. In the early 1990s he became a successful businessman, graduating in 1999 from the Higher School of Privatization and Entrepreneurship with a specialism in law. In 2002 he became a degree candidate in psychology.

In 2005 Tsukanov was elected mayor of Gusev, going on in 2009 to become head of the Gusev municipal area, a position in which he improved living conditions within the rather economically depressed area. In March 2009 he became chairman of the Council of municipal formations of Kaliningrad Oblast. In 2010 he was elected secretary of the local political council of the United Russia party, on 28 September 2010 he became Governor of Kaliningrad Oblast. On 26 June 2018, Tsukanov replaced Igor Kholmanskikh as the presidential envoy to Ural Federal District. Official website of the Government of Kaliningrad Oblast

Laura Richards (advocate)

Laura Richards is a British psychologist, criminal behavioral analyst, former New Scotland Yard, an international expert on domestic violence, sexual violence and risk assessment. Richards is the founder of Paladin in the world's first National Stalking Advocacy Service. In 2014 Richards was awarded one of Marie Claire's'Women At the Top'. Richards' work, along with her involvement with the charity Protection Against Stalking is credited with helping to legislate anti-stalking laws in the UK. Richards is quoted saying stalking is, "murder in slow motion." Richards worked for New Scotland Yard for 10 years. While there, she set up the UK’s first Homicide Prevention Unit, she trained with the FBI. Richards is the co-host of the podcast Real Crime Profile distributed by Wondery. Richards is the co-creator and executive producer of the television series The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey on CBS in 2016 and The Case of: Caylee Anthony on Oxygen in 2018