Dmitriy Boltenkov, a graduate of the Rostov State University, is a naval historian and independent navy analyst. He is also the author of an upcoming treatise on the history of the Soviet and Russian naval aviation.
Sergey Denisentsev. Graduated from the Masters program in Geography at Moscow National Univeristy. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2007.
Andrey Frolov. Graduated with honours degree from the Faculty of Foreign Affairs of Saint Petersburg State University and in 2003 from 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 in 1999-2003 programme. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2011.
Sergey Goncharov. Graduated from the History faculty of the Kiev Shevchenko University in 1994, and from the Ukrainian State Governance Academy under the President in 1998. Held various positions in the Ukrainian Ministry of Machine-building, Defense Industry and Conversion; the Ministry of Information; the Kievskiy telegraph newspaper; and the Defense Express journal. Currently writes for the Voysko Ukrayiny and Industrial Ukraine journals, the Svoboda newspaper, and several other Ukrainian media.
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.
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.
Aleksandr Stukalin is a graduate of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Joined Kommersant, Russia’s leading broadsheet, in 1992 and became the newspaper’s editor-in-chief in 2004. Deputy editor-in-chief of the Russian Newsweek in 2005-2008. Deputy editor-in-chief of the Vedomosti newspaper in March-September 2008. Deputy editor-in-chief of Kommersant from October 2008 to date.