Timofey Borisov graduated from the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). Worked as a market research analyst in the Russian defense industry company. CAST research fellow since 2016.
Anton Lavrov graduated from the Tver State Technical University. An independent military analyst and one of the most prominent independent Russian researchers of the 2008 Russian-Georgian War.
Vadim Zaytsev graduated from the the History, Political Sciences and Law faculty of the Russian State Humanitarian University in 2007. Completed a post-graduate course at the Institute of African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2010. Worked for Rosafroekspertiza, a research and consulting center specializing in Russian-African relations, in 2006- 2009. Joined the Kommersant Publishing House as an editor in 2010.