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.
Malkhaz Songulashvili is the metropolitan bishop of Tbilisi, Georgia. Songulashvili is the leader of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia and a professor of comparative theology and religious ethics. As leader of the Peace Cathedral in Tbilisi, he has been outspoken on Russian aggression in post-Communist states.
Josef Zissels is executive co-president of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (Vaad of Ukraine).
Meylakh Sheykhet is director of the Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union, in Lviv, Ukraine.
Taras Dzyubanskyy is director of the Institute of Religion and Society at the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Viktoriya Sereda is a research fellow at Friedrich Schiller University in Germany; senior researcher at the National Academy of Science, Ukraine; and professor of sociology at Ukrainian Catholic University. Her research focuses on urban sociology, memory studies, nationalism, migration and identity studies, and she has led or participated in more than 30 sociological research projects […]
Serhii Plokhii is Mykhailo S. Hrushevs’kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and director of the Ukrainian Research Institute. His research interests include the intellectual, cultural and international history of Eastern Europe, with an emphasis on Ukraine.
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.
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.