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

PhD in history. Political analyst of Russia and wider Eurasian region. Lecturer at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University (Georgia)


Coordinator of the ECHR program at  OVD-Info, human rights media project

Editorial director at Riddle, political analyst

Sociologist, Ph.D. in economics

Independent researcher

Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology, EUSP

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

Political scientist, PhD. Research Associate at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg. Editor, Russland-Analysen. Non-resident associate fellow, International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, National Research University “Higher School of Economics,” Moscow, and Research Center for East European Studies, University of Bremen.


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

Research supervisor of the Reform Assistance Center (Kyiv); coordinator of the European Dialogue Expert Group in Ukraine

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


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

Publicist, chief editor of the ‘New ethics’ project

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

Historian (PhD). Director of Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM). Tweets at @SlawomirDebski

Postdoctoral researcher at Bremen University

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

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


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.

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


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

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

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, University of Michigan

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


Legal analyst at the Agora International Human Rights Group

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

Professor, European University at St.Petersburg / University of Helsinki

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

Special Adviser on Sanctions Law at Pen & Paper. Practicing international lawyer and lecturer at the Department of International Law, Faculty of Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University.

International desk reporter at News.ru

Doctor of Political Science, Professor at the Department of Political Science, European University at St. Petersburg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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). Member of the EU-Russia Civil Society Advocacy Group.

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


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

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

Research fellow at the Institute for East European Studies’ Department of Politics at Freie Universität Berlin and a doctoral candidate at the Department of International Relations at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.


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

Director, Centre for Post-Industrial Studies (Moscow).

Editor-in-Chief at Riddle, political analyst.  Tweets at @IrisovaOlga

Associate Professor, Department of Oriental Studies and African Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg. Senior Researcher, Center for Civilizational and Regional Studies, Institute of Africa, RAS.


Lecturer in Security Studies, Central & East European Studies, University of Glasgow

Political scientist, an expert of the Movement for Defence of Voters’ Rights “Golos”

PhD candidate, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, focusing on judicial politics and law enforcement in Russia, and constitutional courts in non-democracies.

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”.

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

Doctoral candidate in International Relations at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Twitter: @IvanUlisesKK

Director of the Russia Studies Program at the CNA Corporation and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

Doctor of Sciences (History), specializes in the history of Russian-American relations. Professor of History and International Relations, European University at St. Petersburg.


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.

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

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

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


Visiting Professor, Kansai University

Non-resident expert at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Twitter: @anton_mardasov

Editor of the English edition of Riddle.

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

Political science master student at Central European University

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


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

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

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

Coordinator of the ‘Zona Prava’ human rights organization


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

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

Lecturer in Russian Politics, University College London. Senior Research Fellow, National Research University — Higher School of Economics


Anthropologist, PhD. Senior Lecturer in the History Faculty, Department of Ethnology, Moscow State University; Research Fellow, Institute of Social Policy, Higher School of Economics.

Senior Program Manager, Eurasia at Freedom House


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

Journalist. 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”, Radio Liberty.

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

Political Scientist, European University at Saint Petersburg

PhD candidate in CEU Budapest, research fellow in Yehuda Elcana Center for Higher Education Research

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

Compliance Specialist, Associate Professor of Russian Foreign Trade Academy

Journalist and a staff writer at RBC


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

Doctoral student in political history at the University of Helsinki and an associated researcher with the Academy of Finland project The Baltic Sea Region and the Post-Cold War Hysteresis (BALTRANS).

Researcher at the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen

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


PhD candidate at the Department of International Relations and Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University

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

Senior Researcher, Center for Comparative History and Politics

Expert, Movement for Defence of Voters’ Rights “Golos”

Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Eastern European Studies (CEES) at the University of Zurich and a member of the Geneva International Sanctions Network

Junior Research Fellow at Center for Comparative Governance Studies, HSE. Public Policy PhD candidate, Central European University.

Reader in Russian Politics at King's College London

Head of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, National Research University Higher School of Economics

OVD-info lawyer and analyst

External Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Vienna (Austria), an expert at the European Platform for Democratic Elections (Germany), and General Editor of the ‘Explorations of the Far Right’ book series at ibidem-Verlag (Germany).

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

Senior Research Fellow, Higher School of Economics

Senior Researcher at the Center for Comparative Historical and Political Studies. Professor, Department of Political Science, Perm State National Research University

Media culturologist, doctor of political sciences, professor. Author of monographs on the problems of new media and political communications (“Memes as They Are”, 2018; “From Mystery to Street Art. Essays on the Archetypes of Culture in Political Communication”, 2016; “Political Chess: Public Relations as an Intellectual Game”, 2003)

OVD-info analyst

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

Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, HSE

Political Science PhD candidate, HSE, Junior Research Fellow at Center for Comparative Governance Studies, HSE

Independent researcher

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.

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.

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

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

Analyst at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics - St. Petersburg

Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, an Advisor at the Gulf State Analytics. He is a lecturer in the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and Concordia University of Edmonton

Senior Fellow of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute/ICDS and Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs).


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

Researcher at the Alexander Institute of the University of Helsinki

Economics Editor at RBC

Research fellow, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics

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).

Editor-in-Chief of OGs and OFZs. Political risk and energy analyst

Professor, Tomsk State University

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.

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

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, European University at St. Petersburg


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.


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


Non-Resident Fellow at the Illiberalism Studies Program and a Ph.D Candidate in Political Science at George Washington University

Independent researcher and consultant focused on security issues


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


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

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. Member of the Editorial Board, Riddle

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

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

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.