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Stanislav Shalunov

A Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur, a network protocol expert.

He is the creator of Ledbat (an Internet architect who designed the new congestion control in BitTorrent), co-founder and CTO of FireChat, a proprietary mobile app, which uses wireless mesh networking to connect without an internet connection by connecting peer-to-peer.

Anton Merkurov

Expert of the Institute for State Ideologies (London, UK), a leading Russian specialist on new media and advanced communication technologies.

Anton was a regional representative of FireChat in Russia. In 2006-2009 Anton was Director of integration at RBC. In 2011 he had his show on new technologies on Top Secret TV Channel. In 2016-2017 Anton served as a consultant for Viber.

Vladislav Inozemtsev

Director of the Centre for Post-Industrial Studies in Moscow

Winner, Politprosvet Prize for 2015, Fellow of Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Fellow and School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

Anna Veduta

Global Outreach Director for Meduza, a leading independent online newspaper and news aggregator in the Russian language. Anna is a former spokesperson for Alexey Navalny, a Russian opposition leader.

She graduated from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (MA of International Affairs).

Andrey Piontkovsky

Senior Adviser of Free Russia Foundation

Russian scientist, political writer, and analyst, a member of International PEN Club.

He has been for many years a regular political commentator for the BBC World Service and Radio Liberty. Piontkovsky is the author of several books on the Putin presidency, including “Another Look Into Putin’s Soul” and “Russian Identity” published by Hudson Institute.

Sergey Aleksashenko
Sergey Aleksashenko

Economist. Director of Macroeconomic Research Department of State Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Former Deputy Finance Minister of Russia (1993 – 1995) and first deputy head of Central Bank of Russia (1995 – 1998). Expert in problems of taxes, privatization and economic sociology.

Ksenia Kirillova
Ksenia Kirillova

Journalist at New Region, Ukraine and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, earlier – at Novaya Gazeta.

The main focus for Ksenia’s articles is analytics of the political processes in modern Russia, study of the Russian society, countering the propaganda and other urgent issues

Andrij Dobriansky

UN Representative for the Ukrainian World Congress.

He also sits on the Executive Board at, and serves as the Media Spokesman for, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.  He has appeared on outlets such as The Daily Show, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, BBC and others to discuss ongoing events in Ukraine and connects Ukrainian citizens of interest with US and international media.

Dmytro Potekhin

Expert & trainer on nonviolent resistance.

Political analyst of the Embassy of Japan to Ukraine (2000-2001), Co-Founder & CEO of the Znayu fair elections campaign of the Orange Revolution (2004).

Vasily Gatov

Media researcher, journalist, analyst and media investment expert.

Joined the professional circle in 1985 as a reporter, and worked almost in any type of media industries both in Russia and internationally – newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Vice-president of the Russian Publisher’s Guild and Board Member of WAN-IFRA. Former head of RIA Novosti MediaLab (2011 – 2013).