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John P. Burgess

John Burgess is a professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (and a Presbyterian, of all things) who has spent years covering the revival of Orthodoxy in Russia.

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Caroline Dunbar

Caroline Dunbar of the Yale MacMillan Center’s European Studies Council researches church-and-state relations in 20th-century and post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia; Soviet anti-religious policy; and the historical role of Eastern Orthodoxy in the development of Ukrainian cultural identities.

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Kathryn David

Kathryn David is Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and East European Studies at Vanderbilt University. She specializes in the history of Soviet Ukraine and Russia.

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Evgeny Grishin

Evgeny Grishin is  is a historian of Europe and Russia in the period of early modernity with particular interests in language, religion, and materiality at the School of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen.

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Dmitry Adamsky

Dmitry Adamsky is professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and is a head of the B.A. honors track in strategy and decision making at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel. His research interests include international security; cultural approach to international relations; and American, Russian and Israeli national security policies.

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Juliet Johnson

Juliet Johnson is professor in the department of political science at McGill University. Her research focuses on the politics of money and identity, particularly in post-communist Europe.

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Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop is a senior correspondent for Religion Dispatches, columnist for Open Democracy, co-editor of Empty the Pews: Stories of Leaving the Church and commentator on religion and politics, the U.S. Christian right, Russia and foreign policy. 

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