Galia Ackerman

Journalist, essayist, blogger. Born in Moscow, she has lived in France since 1984.

Leila Alieva

Dr. Leila Alieva is an affiliate of Russian and East European Studies, Oxford University School for Global and Area Studies…

Jean-François Bouthors

Jean-François Bouthors is a journalist and essayist, contributor to the magazine Esprit and columnist at Ouest-France.

Boris Czerny

Boris Czerny is professor of Russian literature and civilization at the University of Caen, member of the Institut Universitaire de France.

Jaba Devdariani

Jaba Devdariani is a co-founder (in 2001) and soliciting editor of, Georgia’s news and analysis magazine.


Cartoonist and cartoonist.

Alexandre Etkind

Alexandre Etkind was Professor of Russian Literature and Cultural History at Cambridge (2005-2013)…

Natalia Kanevsky

Born in Sevastopol, she built her career in Israel and France, as a journalist and translator.

Ostap Karmodi

Journalist, essayist, blogger, intellectual born in Russia.

Vincent Laloy

Vincent Laloy is an essayist, member of the editorial board of Commentary, former public servant and local elected official.

Olga Medvedkova

Olga Medvedkova is a bilingual French and Russian art historian and writer.

Marie Mendras

Dr. Marie Mendras is a professor at Sciences Po and a research fellow with the CNRS in Paris.

Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier

Professor of History and Geography and researcher at the French Institute of Geopolitics (University of Paris VIII).

Patrick Moreau

Philosopher, historian, political scientist, CNRS researcher, Patrick Moreau lives in Germany.

Alexander Podrabinek

Alexander Podrabinek is a Russian freelance journalist and former Soviet political prisoner.

Mykola Riabtchouk

Mykola Riabtchouk is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Studies in Kyiv…

David Satter

David Satter is a Russia scholar and the author of five books on Russia…

Volodymyr Semkiv

Professional journalist, Volodymyr Semkiv worked in different newspapers and a TV channel.

Anton Shekhovtsov

Anton Shekhovtsov is Director of the Centre for Democratic Integrity (Austria)…

Susanne Spahn

Susanne Spahn is a German historian, political scientist and journalist.

Zoya Svetova

Zoya Svetova is a journalist and a columnist for MBKhMedia

Nicolas Tenzer

Analyst of international and security issues, former head of department at the Commissariat Général du Plan…

Andreas Umland

Andreas Umland is an Analyst in the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies…

Cécile Vaissié

Political scientist, historian, slavist, Professor at the University of Rennes II…

Andreï Zoubov

Russian Historian specialising in the philosophy of history, religious ideas and Russian history.