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  • C. Erdost Akin

    PhD Candidate in International Relations at Central European University. He specializes on body politics and political violence.

  • Nurlan Aliyev

    Ph.D. in philosophy and security studies. Lecturer in the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw. He is the author of «Reassessing Russia’s Security Policy».

  • Maxim Alyukov

    Postdoctoral fellow at King’s Russia Institute at King’s College London, a researcher with an independent research group Public Sociology Laboratory, and an affiliate of the International…

  • Stanislav Andreychuk

    Council member, Movement for Defence of Voters’ Rights “Golos”

  • Gregory Asmolov

    Lecturer in Digital Entrepreneurship at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London

  • Denis Cenusa

    Political analyst, associated expert at Eastern Europe Studies Centre (Lithuania) and Expert-Grup (Moldova)

  • Harold Chambers

    Analyst on conflict, nationalism, and security in the North Caucasus

  • Aleksei Chigadaev

    Sinologist, MA in the Chinese Studies program, University of Leipzig

  • Georgy Chizhov

    Head of Research Programs at the Reform Assistance Center (Kyiv), Coordinator of the European Dialogue Expert Group in Ukraine

  • John Chrobak

    Research Program Assistant, Illiberalism Studies Program, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington…

  • Stephen Crowley

    Professor, Department of Politics, Oberlin College

  • Milan Czerny

    Post-graduate student in Russian & East European studies at the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College

  • Sergey Davidis

    Human rights activist, Head of Political Prisoners Support Program at the Memorial Human Rights Center

  • Ivan Davydov

    Publicist, chief editor of the ‘New ethics’ project

  • Sergey Davydov

    Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Partner at Social Business Group.

  • Sławomir Dębski

    Director of Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, 2011 — 2016.

  • Philipp Dietrich

    Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations

  • Jan Matti Dollbaum

    Postdoctoral researcher at Bremen University. He studies protest, social movements, and their connections to politics in Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Dmitry Dubrovsky

    Associate research fellow of the Centre for Independent Social Research. Until July 2017 — associate research scholar at Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

  • Jacqueline Dufalla

    PhD candidate at the Department of International Relations, Central European University

  • Allyson Edwards

    Lecturer in Global history and politics at Bath Spa university, specialising in Russian militarism, use of memory, and patriotic education systems

  • Maria Engström

    Professor of Russian Language, Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University

  • Nikolay Epplée

    Cultural historian, philologist, journalist. His publications have appeared at Vedomosti, InLiberty, Arzamas, Republic, Colta.

  • Yakov Feygin

    Author of Building a Ruin: The Cold War Politics of Economic Reform (Harvard University Press, 2024). He currently works as a consultant in public finance and…

  • Mikhail Filippov

    Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York

  • Paul Fisher

    International arbitration lawyer and research student at University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies

  • Ivan Fomin

    PhD in Political Science. Specialist in the field of political semiotics, researcher of Russian political discourse.

  • Natalia Forrat

    Lecturer, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Political Science, University of Michigan

  • Timothy Frye

    Marshall D. Shulman Professor, Columbia University; Co-director, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, Higher School of Economics

  • V. G.

    Political Scientist, PhD

  • Areg Galstyan

    PhD, regular contributor to The National Interest, Forbes Russia, The Hill and The American Thinker. Head of American Studies Scientific-Analytical…

  • Vasily Gatov

    Visiting Fellow, Annenberg School of Communications & Journalism, University of Southern California

  • Alexey Gilyov

    Associate Professor, Department of Applied Political Science, Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg)

  • Paul Goode

    Associate Professor, McMillan Chair in Russian Studies, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University

  • Dmitry Gorsky


  • Alexander Graef

    Researcher in the Project «Arms Control and Emerging Technologies» at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH)

  • Ala Graff

    PhD Candidate, Russian history, University of Maryland, College Park

  • Denis Grekov

    Political scientist at Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

  • Igor Gretskiy

    Political scientist, associate professor of the Faculty of International Relations of Saint Petersburg State University

  • Gabriella Gricius

    Senior Research Associate at the Public International Law & Policy Group’s Netherland’s Office

  • Olga Gulina

    Director and founder of the Institute on Migration Policy. Member of the EU-Russia Civil Society Advocacy Group.

  • Naman Karl-Thomas Habtom

    Doctoral student at University of Cambridge, visiting researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles

  • Neil Hauer

    Analyst working on North and South Caucasus. Formerly senior intelligence analyst at The SecDev Group in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Jeff Hawn

    Doctoral candidate at London School of Economics Department of International History

  • Maximilian Hess

    Head of Political Risk at Hawthorn Advisors and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute

  • Sebastian Hoppe

    Research fellow at the Institute for East European Studies’ Department of Politics at Freie Universität Berlin

  • Brendan Humphreys

    Leads a project on population expulsion at Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki

  • Anton Imennov

    Attorney, sanctions law expert and a Managing Partner of the Moscow Office of Pen & Paper

  • Vladislav Inozemtsev

    Director, Centre for Post-Industrial Studies

  • Olga Irisova

    Editor-in-Chief at Riddle, political analyst. Galina Starovoitova Fellow at Kennan Institute (2019). German chancellor fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2021−2022)

  • Petr Kamensky

    Political scientist

  • David Kankiya

    Political scientist, an expert of the Movement for Defence of Voters’ Rights «Golos»

  • Yulia Khalikova

    PhD candidate, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, focusing on judicial politics and law enforcement in Russia

  • Vladimir (Ze’ev) Khanin

    Professor of Political Studies and the Head of the Post-Soviet Conflicts Research Program at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel

  • Ekaterina Klimenko

    Candidate of Sciences in Cultural Studies (2010), PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2024). Her research…

  • Janis Kluge

    Senior Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin

  • Ivan U. Klyszcz

    Research fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS) in Tallinn, Estonia

  • Michael Kofman

    Director of the Russia Studies Program at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Adjunct Fellow, CNAS

  • Daria Korolenko

    Data expert at OVD-Info

  • Karina Korostelina

    Professor and director of the Peace Lab on Reconciling Conflict and Intergroup Divisions at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George…

  • Julia Krivonosova

    Junior Research Fellow at Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

  • Kirill Krivosheev

    Foreign policy correspondence with Kommersant newspaper

  • Natasha Kuhrt

    Lecturer in International Peace & Security, Dept of War Studies, King’s College London

  • Volodymyr Kulikov

    Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin

  • Maria Kunilovskaya

    PhD in contrastive linguistics, researcher with the Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton (UK)

  • Ivan Kurilla

    Professor of History and International Relations, European University at St. Petersburg

  • Marlene Laruelle

    Associate Director and research professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University

  • Ellen Leafstedt

    MPhil candidate in Russian & East European studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford

  • Adam Charles Lenton

    PhD Candidate in political science at the George Washington University, specializing in ethnic politics and regional development in Russia

  • Yuri Lobunov

    Journalist. Editor-in-chief of the independent news agency “Gorod32”

  • Olga Logunova

    Research Associate at King’s Russia Institute, King’s College London. Specializes in sociology and media studies with a focus on social media communication, digital culture…

  • Pavel Luzin

    Specialist in international relations, expert on the Russian Armed Forces. Political scientist

  • Arbakhan K. Magomedov

    Visiting Professor, Kansai University

  • Jack Margolin

    An independent expert on PMCs. Author of an upcoming book on Wagner

  • Ilya Matveev

    Political scientist, visiting researcher at the University of California at Berkeley

  • Lauren McCarthy

    Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Nicholas McCarty

    Graduate student at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service studying the conventional Russian military.

  • Jade McGlynn

    Research Fellow, The Department of War Studies at King’s College London

  • Stefan Meister

    Head of International Order and Democracy Program at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)

  • Meri Melkonyan

    Applied Literary Studies student at FU Berlin, copyright manager at Suhrkamp Verlag

  • Asya Metodieva

    PhD Candidate at Central European University, Budapest. Visiting PhD Candidate at the University of Oxford in 2019.

  • Ana Mikadze

    MA in Data Analytics in Public Policy, Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Senior Program Associate at the International Republican Institute’s Mission to Georgia.

  • Ruslan Moldovanov

    Master of European Studies, Jagiellonian University. Intern at the Center for Global Freedom and Prosperity at the Cato Institute.

  • Ekaterina Moroko

    Journalist, member of Austausch e.V. and civil society platforms CivilM+ projects

  • Alexander Morozov

    Political scientist and research fellow at the Russian Studies Center Boris Nemtsov at Charles University

  • Jeremy Morris

    Ethnographer of postsocialist societies and is Associate Professor of Global Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Konrad Muzyka

    Independent Defence Analyst | Director, Rochan Consulting

  • Mikhail Nemtsev

    Philosopher, historian, and writer. Ph.D. in Philosophy, MA in Gender and Women studies

  • Anastasia Nikolskaya

    Psychologist, Ph.D. in psychology. Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, Kosygin State University of Russia

  • Ben Noble

    Associate Professor of Russian Politics, University College London; and Associate Fellow, Chatham House

  • Theo Normanton

    Moscow Correspondent for bne IntelliNews

  • Dmitry Oparin

    Senior Lecturer in the History Faculty, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University; Research Fellow, Institute of Social Policy, HSE

  • Kevork Oskanian

    Lecturer in the International Relations of Eurasia, University of Exeter

  • Judith Pallot

    Head of the GULAGECHOES project, European Research Council, University of Helsinki

  • Vakhtang Partsvania

    Economist, Professor of Management at Caucasus University

  • Andrey Pertsev

    Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent

  • Nicholas Pierce

    Master’s student at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

  • Lincoln Pigman

    Research Fellow at The Foreign Policy Centre (UK), postgraduate student at the University of Oxford

  • Ksenia Poluektova-Krimer

    Jewish studies and Holocaust historian and translator. She is currently an Andrei Sakharov visiting research fellow at Center for Contemporary History (ZZF-Potsdam)

  • Elizaveta Popkova

    MA in Political Science, European University at St. Petersburg

  • Ivan Preobrazhensky

    Political analyst. «Moscow political club» coordinator, european observer for the independent news agency «Rosbalt» and Deutsche Welle columnist.

  • Denis Primakov

    Compliance Specialist, Associate Professor of Russian Foreign Trade Academy

  • Evgeny Pudovkin

    Journalist and a staff writer at RBC

  • Sergey Radchenko

    Director of Research, School of Law & Politics, Cardiff University

  • Mimi Reitz

    Freelance writer specialising in Eurasia

  • Bradley Reynolds

    Research Fellow, The Baltic Sea Region and the Post-Cold War Hysteresis, BALTRANS

  • Michael Richter

    Researcher, Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen in the context of the EU-funded ITN «Markets».

  • Mykhailo Romanov

    Kharkiv University and Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki

  • Ella Rossman

    Junior researcher at the University of Tyumen and the editor of Russian online-magazine about education “Mel”

  • Lilia S

    Political scientist

  • Maxim S

    Independent researcher

  • N S

    Political Scientist

  • Kirill S.

    Political Scientist

  • Evan Samsky

    Dual Master’s student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

  • Felix Sandalov

    Editor-in-chief of Individuum publishing house. German chancellor fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2021−2023)

  • Andrey Semenov

    Senior Researcher, Center for Comparative History and Politics

  • Natia Seskuria

    Associate Fellow at RUSI

  • Ilya Shablinsky

    Professor at the Higher School of Economics (2004−2022), member of the Russian Helsinki Group

  • Maria Shagina

    Visiting senior fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

  • Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

    Professor, Russia Institute, King’s College London

  • Denis Shedov

    Lawyer and analyst

  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    External Lecturer in Political Science, University of Vienna and General Editor of the ‘Explorations of the Far Right’, ibidem-Verlag

  • James Sherr

    Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House

  • Mykhaylo Simanovskyy

    Dual Master’s student at the University of Texas, a Graduate Researcher at the Global Disinformation Lab (GDIL), and a Brumley Fellow at the Strauss Center for…

  • Ksenia Smolyakova

    Political Scientist

  • Nikita Sokolov

    Historian. Deputy Executive Director of The Yeltsin Foundation on scientific work. Chairman of the board of the Free Historical Society.

  • Boris Sokolov

    Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, HSE

  • Tatiana Stanovaya

    Founder / CEO at R.Politik. Former chief of the Centre for Political Technologies analysis department

  • Maxim Starchak

    Fellow of the Center for International and Defence Policy, Queen’s University (Canada), expert on Russian nuclear policy and nuclear industry

  • Dan Storyev

    Journalist. Managing Reporter at OVD-Info

  • Dmitri Stratievski

    Political scientist and historian (FU Berlin), and director of the Berlin Center for East European Studies (Osteuropa-Zentrum Berlin e.V.).

  • Sergey Sukhankin

    Lecturer in the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and Concordia University of Edmonton

  • Isabella Tabarovsky

    Researcher, manager for regional engagement at the Kennan Institute.

  • Brian Taylor

    Professor of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University

  • Maxim Tkachev


  • Ivan Tkachev

    Economics Editor at RBC

  • Gerard Toal

    Political geographer and professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech’s campus in Arlington, Virginia

  • Artem Torchinsky

    Financial analyst. Editorial Board member, Riddle

  • Andras Toth-Czifra

    Political analyst, author of the analytical blog «No Yardstick»

  • Nick Trickett

    Сommodities analyst

  • Evgeny Troitskiy

    Professor, Tomsk State University

  • Benjamin Tromly

    Professor of History, University of Puget Sound

  • Maxim Trudolyubov

    Editor at Inliberty, editor-in-chief at the Russiafile. Contributing opinion writer, The International New York Times. Editorial Board member, Riddle.

  • Yuri Tsarik

    Head of Russian Studies and Co-Founder of Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies (Belarus).

  • Mikhail Turchenko

    Political scientist, PhD

  • Andreas Umland

    Senior research fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, editor-in-chief of ‘Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society’, ibidem Press, Stuttgart

  • Alexey Uvarov

    Visiting researcher at the University of Bonn, Department of Eastern European History. Holder of the Scholars at Risk scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

  • John Vandevert

    Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Uppsala University where he studies Russia 1990s rap and the process of post-Soviet identity creation

  • Alexandr Vileikis

    Head of cultural and educational projects and programmes at the Nekrasov Central Science Library in Moscow, producer of VCIOM book publications

  • Denis Volkov

    Sociologist, Director at Levada Center.

  • Julian Waller

    Associate Research Analyst, Center for Naval Analyses and Professorial Lecturer in Political Science, George Washington University

  • Eric Woods

    Independent researcher and consultant focused on security issues

  • Ilya Yablokov

    Lecturer in Russian culture at the University of Leeds, expert in Russian media, news making and conspiracy theories.

  • Andrey Zakharov

    Editor of “NZ: Political and Cultural Debates” magazine, comparative federalism expert.

  • Olesya Zakharova

    Political scientist. Member of the Editorial Board, Riddle

  • Margarita Zavadskaya

    Research fellow, Department of Political Science, European University in St. Petersburg. Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki

  • Olga Zeveleva

    Research Fellow, GULAGECHOES, European Research Council, University of Helsinki

  • Sergey Zhavoronkov

    Economist, Member of the Board of the Foundation «Liberal Mission»