Mikhail Barabanov. Graduated from the Moscow State University of Culture. Currently employed by the Moscow city government. Independent expert on naval history and armaments.
Victor Dmitriev is an advisor at the Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation of Russia. He has been working in arms trade field since 1972. Since the middle 1990’s he took significant activity in creating and developing a new unit responsible for the offset deals in state arms export company Rosvooruzheniye. This kind of deal first appeared with signing a contract to deliver MiG-29 fighters to Malaysia, when the Russian side successfully fulfiled the obligations to establish the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Malaysia University of Science (Universiti Sains Malaysia).
Fyodor Lukyanov is Editor-in-Chief of the Russia in Global Affairs journal, published in Russian and English with participation of Foreign Affairs, and an international columnist with the Kommersant daily, Vedomosti, The Moscow Times and Gazeta.ru online source; leading national radio stations and TV channels. Fyodor Lykyanov graduated from Moscow State University 1991 as a Germanist. He worked as a correspondent, commentator and editor for many Russia media. Member of the Presidium of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, an influential independent organization providing foreign policy expertise.
Konstantin Makienko. Graduated from the Oriental Department at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations in 1995 and the French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations in 1996. Head of a project on conventional armaments at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center), 1996—1997. Since September 1997, Deputy Director of CAST. Author of numerous articles on Russia’s military-technical cooperation with other countries.