Vasiliy Kashin, PhD. In 1996 graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies (Moscow), then worked for the Russian government bodies. Currently works as a senior research fellow of the Institute of Far East Studies (Moscow). A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2012.MDB project director.
Aleksey Nikolsky. Graduated from the Moscow National University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics in 1995. Worked as a correspondent for several newspapers and for Vedomosti since 2001.
Natalya Pechorina is an observer working for Ukrinform, a Ukrainian news agency which she joined in 2002. She is also the editor of the news bulletin ?Ukrinform: Defense Industry and Aerospace News?. In 2000-2002 she was a news reporter with UNIAN, another Ukrainian news agency.
Aleksandr Privalov graduated from the Moscow Bauman University of Technology in 1988. In 1992 he founded the NTiT (New Science and Technology) company. In 1994 he also became the head of MMT.RU, which specializes in various IT and multimedia projects for the auto and transport industry.