Anatoli Brouchkov

Anatoli Brouchkov leads the geocryology department at Moscow State University in Russia. He recently earned international attention for injecting himself with bacteria that was 3.5 million years old in the hopes of slowing the aging process.

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Sacred Murals Studio

Sacred Murals is the icon-painting studio of artists Philip Davydov and Olga Shalamova in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss is an author and editor-in-chief at The Interpreter funded by The Institute of Modern Russia. He is an expert in Middle East affairs and politics and focuses on the Syrian conflict and modern Russia. He recently co-authored the book  ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.

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Moscow Buddhist Center of Lama Tsong Khapa

The Moscow Buddhist Center of Lama Tsong Khapa is a Buddhist organization that works to unite the followers of Mahayana Buddhism in Moscow. The organization focuses on the study of Buddhist theory, practice, culture and spiritual heritage of Tibet. Contact through the website.

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International Jewish Community of Moscow

The International Jewish Community of Moscow was founded in 2000. It  provides a center for Moscow’s Jewish population, and for Jewish tourists. It hosts regular Shabbat and holiday services, kosher dining, and educational services. It is based on the Chabad-Lubavitch philosophy.

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Eileen Barker

Eileen Barker is a professor emeritus in the sociology department at the University of London. She studies minority religions, including cults, sects and new religious movements and relevant social conditions. She is a source on the majority religion of Catholicism.

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