Lev studied politics and international relations in Berlin, Copenhagen and Amsterdam. He is the head of the media and information literacy project "Media Navigator" since November 2020. Prior to that, he worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Kyiv, where he oversaw journalistic projects to promote transparency in public finances.
Lev was born in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. To this day he feels connected to the entire post-Soviet space. He likes to record his travels to this region in writing.