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Russia Experts

Associate Professor, National research University Higher School of Economics
Roman Abramov is a associate professor National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). He is kandidate in sociology(2000) and specialises on memory studies, social history, sociology of professions and education. His specific interest is postsoviet nostalgia studies.
Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, Director and PI of Flagship Culture Initiative, Core Faculty in Film Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Moscow-based journalist and writer
Anna Arutunyan is a Russia-American journalist and author based in Moscow. Born in Moscow, she was raised and educated in the United States before returning to Russia as a journalist. She has covered over a decade of Russian politics and society as reporter and editor at The Moscow News, Russia's oldest English-language weekly. Her articles have regularly appeared in USA Today and other public...
Professor, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University
Margarita M. Balmaceda (MA, PhD, Princeton) is Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and research Associate at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Supported by, among others, three Fulbright grants and a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship from the European Union, she has conducted extensive field research in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, a...
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth; Former Title VIII Summer Research Scholar
Natalie Belsky received her PhD in History from the University of Chicago in 2014. She completed her undergraduate studies at New York University. Her research interests include Soviet history, Soviet Jewish history, nationalism and minority politics in the Soviet Union, borderlands studies, the Holocaust, and displacement and migration. She has conducted research in Russia, Kazakhstan and the Uni...
Senior Lecturer in the Russia Institute, King’s College London
Director and Principal Attorney, Strategic Litigation Center
Dr. Anton Burkov, LLM (Essex), PhD (Cambridge), Director and Principal attorney of Strategic Litigation Center (, Galina Starovoitova Fellow at Kennan Institute (2014). In cooperation with his colleagues and volunteers, he has been litigating cases in Russian courts, including the Russian Supreme and Constitutional courts, and the Europe...
Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, Indiana University
Professor, Peninsula
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh