Andrey Frolov. Graduated with an honours degree from the Faculty of Foreign Affairs of Saint Petersburg State University and in 2003 from the French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations. In 2003–2004 – researcher at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center), executive editor of Yaderny Kontrol magazine (in Russian). In 2004 – project manager of Export control system transformation in Russia.
Mikhail Lukanin graduated from the Lviv Higher Military-Political School with a degree in Journalism. Worked as a correspondent of the Baltic Fleet’s newspaper Strazh Baltiki in 1977-1983, then joined the main newspaper of the Soviet Defense Ministry, Krasnya zvezda, where he worked as permanent correspondent for the Baltic and Pacific fleets, then as deputy editor-in-chief. Covered the military campaign in Chechnya in 1995. Military observer for the Trud newspaper since 2007 to date. Captain 1st Rank (in reserve).
Mikhail Lukin. Graduated in 1992 from Moscow State University with a degree in Journalism. In 1990 joined the Postfactum news agency as an editor. In 1993 became a staff member of the XX Century and the World think-tank, and in 1994–1997 worked as head of the information section in the National News Service. In 1997 became deputy director of the information center of the Kommersant Publishing House. Director of the information center of the Kommersant Publishing House since 2003.
Konstantin Makienko. Graduated from the Oriental Department of the Moscow National Institute for International Relations in 1995 and the French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations in 1996. He was head of a project on conventional armaments at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center) in 1996-1997. Since September of 1997, he has been Deputy Director of CAST. He is the author of numerous articles on Russia’s military-technical cooperation with other countries.
Dmitry Vasiliev. Graduated in 2004 from the State University – Higher School of Economics with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management. From 2003 to mid-2004 worked as a risk evaluation analyst at Absolut Bank. CAST researcher since July 2004, editor-in-chief of Eksport Vooruzheniy journal since 2005.