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OUR EXPERTS

Stanislav Andreychuk

Council member, Movement for Defence of Voters' Rights "Golos"

Anton Barbashin

Editorial director at Riddle, political analyst. 2015-2018 – Managing editor at Intersection. 2014-2018 – Analyst at Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. Specialist in International Relations, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management. Visiting Expert at Kennan Institute in 2017. Tweets at @ABarbashin

Georgy Bovt

Political scientist, journalist. PhD in History. 2007 - 2011 - co-chairman of the "Right Cause" political party.

Fabian Burkhardt

Political scientist. 2015-2018 – member of the Editorial Board, Intersection. PhD researcher at the Research Centre for East European Studies at University of Bremen and member of the Graduate School for East and South East European Studies, Munich. Tweets at @fa_burkhardt
Member of the Editorial Board, Riddle

Ivan Davydov

Editor at The New Times

Sławomir Dębski

Historian (PhD). Director of Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Director of the Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, 2011 - 2016. Dr. Dębski has been a member of the Polish-Russian Group for Difficult Matters since 2008. In the years 2007–2010 he was a Director of the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and the head of PISM’s Research Office in the years 2002-2007. He was an editor-in-chief of the Russian language quarterly “Evropa” as well as the bi-monthly “Polish Diplomatic Review”. Tweets at @SlawomirDebski

Dmitry Dubrovsky

PhD in History, associate research fellow of the Centre for Independent Social Research. Until July 2017 – associate research scholar at Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Maria Engström

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages, Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University. Her research focuses on the Post-Soviet conservatism and right-wing intellectual milieu, Imperial aesthetics in contemporary Russian art, the Orthodox Church in Russian politics.

Nikolay Epplée

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

Damir Gainutdinov

Legal analyst at the Agora International Human Rights Group

Areg Galstyan

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

Vasily Gatov

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

Stepan Goncharov

Sociologist at Levada-Center. Political scientist. Specialist degree in Political Science.

Denis Grekov

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

Igor Gretsky

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

Olga Gulina

Director and founder of the Institute on Migration Policy. She holds PhD in Migration Law (2010, University of Potsdam, Germany), PhD in Constitutional Law (2002, Bashkir State University, Russia). Olga Gulina is the expert of Russian International Affairs Council, a member of the Network of Migration in the European Union

Neil Hauer

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

Maximilian Hess

Political Risk & Intelligence Analyst with AKE Group focusing on Europe and Eurasia. He holds an MA in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London and a BA in Government and Russian Studies from Franklin & Marshall College. He is a director of the British-Georgian Society

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 (Moscow).

Olga Irisova

Editor-in-Chief at Riddle, political analyst. Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Kennan Institute (2019). 2015-2018 – Senior Editor at Intersection, Analyst at Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding. Alumni of Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe. Tweets at @IrisovaOlga

Leonid Isaev

Senior Lecturer, Department for Political Science of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Sociopolitical Destabilization Risks Monitoring, senior fellow at the Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies, Institute of African Studies. Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Political Science Association (RPMA).

Irina Khrunova

Legal Analyst at Agora International Human Rights Group. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Russian Law Academy for Women's Rights (Russian LTA), partner of the law office "Akhmetgaliev, Khrunova and Partners".

Dmitri Kolbasin

PR-consultant. Chief Editor of the OIA (http://openinform.ru).

Julia Krivonosova

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

Marlene Laruelle

Associate Director and research professor at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The George Washington University, Co-Director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia), and Director of GW's Central Asia Program.

Yuri Lobunov

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

Pavel Luzin

Specialist in international relations, expert on the Russian Armed Forces. Political scientist (PhD). Senior lecturer, Faculty of History and Political Science, Perm University. 2013 – 2014 – fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO, Russian Academy of Sciences). 2012-2013 expert in PIR-Center (Moscow), assistant to editor-in-chief of Security Index Journal.

Richard Martyn-Hemphill

Editor of the English edition of Riddle. 2017-2018 – Editor of the English edition of Intersection. From 2014 to 2016, Martyn-Hemphill was the editor-in-chief of The Baltic Times. His reporting has appeared in The Moscow Times, The Kyiv Post, The Daily Telegraph, The Economist, The New York Times, The International New York Times, The Irish Times, The Boston Globe, Prospect Magazine, Politico Europe. Tweets at @richardmhemp
Editor, Member of the Editorial board, Riddle

Damir Marusic

Executive Editor at The American Interest, a publication started in 2005 by Francis Fukuyama, Josef Joffe, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Eliot Cohen. Damir holds an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Tweets at @dmarusic.
Member of the Editorial Board, Riddle

Nicholas McCarty

Graduate student at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service studying the conventional Russian military. Twitter: @nickmccart5

Lika Mchedlidze

Political science master student at Central European University

Jeremy Morris

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

Bulat Mukhamedzhanov

Coordinator of the ‘Zona Prava’ human rights organization

Julia Petrovskaya

Graduate of the Faculty of Journalism at Moscow State University. At various times, she worked with "Nezavisimaya Gazeta" (in 2005-2009 - head of the department of international politics, foreign editor of the "Diplomatic Courier” application), the newspaper "Vremya MN", agency "RIA Novosti". Since 2015 - correspondent of Radio Liberty in the Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo).

Lincoln Pigman

Student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London

Victoria Poltoratskaya

Political Scientist, European University at Saint Petersburg

Ivan Preobrazhensky

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

Kirill Semyonov

Head of the Center for Islamic Studies at the Innovative Development Institute

Kirill Shamiev

PhD in Public Policy student at Central European University

Anton Shekhovtsov

Expert at the European Platform for Democratic Elections and an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (Ukraine). General Editor of the “Explorations of the Far Right” book series at ibidem-Verlag (Germany).

Taya Shentseva

Political scientist, EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu

Nikita Sokolov

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

Vita Spivak

MA student at Oxford University, BA at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. 2015-2018 - Coordinator of the "Russia in the Asia-Pacific Region" program of the Carnegie Moscow Center.

Tatiana Stanovaya

Founder / CEO at R.Politik. Reality of Russian Politics (https://rpolitik.com). Former chief of the Centre for Political Technologies analysis department. Graduate of International Independent University of Environmental and Political Studies and Moscow State University.

Maxim Starchak

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

Dmitri Stratievski

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

Isabella Tabarovsky

Researcher, manager for regional engagement at the Kennan Institute. Her work focuses on historical memory and reconciliation in Russia and Eastern and Central Europe.

Artem Torchinsky

Financial analyst. Anchor, "Money" talkshow at Rain TV channel. MSc in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (2002) and a Master’s in Finance from the New Economic School (2013). Tweets at @tema57

Nick Trickett

Editor-in-Chief of FPRI's BMB Russia/Eurasia. He holds an MA in Eurasian studies through the European University at St. Petersburg. Twitter: @ntrickett16

Maxim Trudolyubov

Editor at Inliberty, editor-in-chief at the Russiafile. Editor-at-Large of Vedomosti, an independent Russian daily. 2003-2015 – editorial page editor, Vedomosti. He has been a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times since the fall of 2013. Tweets at: @russiafiles

Yuri Tsarik

Head of Russian Studies and Co-Founder of Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies (Belarus). Chevening 2017/2018 Scholar at UCL SSEES.

Andreas Umland

Dr. phil. (Berlin), Ph. D. (Cambridge), is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv and the editor-in-chief of the English-Russian book series ‘Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society’ published by ibidem Press in Stuttgart.

Denis Volkov

Sociologist at Levada Center. MA in political science from Moscow Higher School of Social and Economic Sciences and University of Manchester. Columnist at Vedomosti, RBC and Carnegie.ru

Olesya Zakharova

Political scientist. 2015-2016 - Researcher in a Research Link between the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen. 2013 – Visiting researcher at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna. Member of the Editorial Board, Riddle

Margarita Zavadskaya

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

Sergey Zhavoronkov

Economist, Member of the Board of the Foundation "Liberal Mission", the author of several books and articles in the field of institutional economics, regional development, state regulation.