For the last few years, a blogger in Russia has been using the written word to motivate political change. Alexei Navalny, who is a lawyer by day and blogs in his spare time, helped affect the outcome of a recent election.
Read more about Navalny here.
VII Photo also has some interesting and engaging photos that were taken of Navalny earlier this year by Stefano De Luigi. The VII photo gallery can be seen here: http://viiphoto.wg.picturemaxx.com/series/1.1974