Anatoly Pankovski

Doctor of Philosophy, independent expert; editor and compiler of the Belarusian Yearbook (2008–2021). Research interests: history of political ideas, political theory, transformation of post-Soviet institutions, political communication, dynamics of scientific and expert communities.

Valeria Kostyugova

Political analyst, coordinator of the Nashe Mnenie project, editor and compiler of the Belarusian Yearbook (2008–2021). Research interests: Belarusian-Russian relations, political and socioeconomic development of the post-Soviet countries.

Arrested in June 2021, political prisoner.

Vadim Mozheyko

Ph. D. in culture studies, editor and compiler of the Belarusian Yearbook, analyst at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS, Lithuania), political consultant, ambassador of the Press Club Belarus. Research interests: political transformations, national identity, soft power, civil society organizations, information security, political communications in new media.

Nikolai Burov

MA in Political Science (Belarusian State University, Minsk). Research interests: political transformations in the post-Soviet countries.

Polina Makarova

MA in Public Administration. Research interests: public administration reforms, assessment of the effectiveness of public institutions, human resource management in public service.

Andrei Porotnikov

Head of the Belarus Security Blog analytical project. Research interests: domestic policy and national security of Belarus, international and regional security, climate change.

Tatiana Chulitskaya

Doctor of Social Sciences, Academic Director of the School of Young Managers in Public Administration (SYMPA) and Belarusian Institute for Public Administration Reform and Transformation (BIPART). Researcher at the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania). Research interests: analysis of public policy and civil society, the welfare regime.

Dmitry Kukhlei

MA in Political Science and International Economics, graduate of the Bialystok School of Public Administration (Bialystok, 2006) and the East European School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, 2009). Research interests: political institutions, local and representative authorities, regional policy.

Arseny Sivitsky

Master of Philosophy, Director of the Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies. Research interests: international relations, security, situational and strategic analysis of international processes.

Anton Penkovsky

Expert in strategic communications, culture, and U. S. affairs, officer of the Public Diplomacy Division of the U. S. Embassy in Belarus in 2014–2021. Research interests: international relations, international security, U. S. – Belarus bilateral relations, U. S. regional policy towards Eastern Europe and Russia, cultural anthropology, counteraction to propaganda and misinformation.

Anna Maria Dyner

Political analyst, head of Eastern Europe Programme of the Institute of International Affairs (Warsaw, Poland). Research interests: international relations, Eastern European policy (Belarus, Russia).

Sergei Bogdan

Ph. D. in Political Science, guest analyst at the Ostrogorski Center. Research interests: foreign policy of Belarus, Belarus’ cooperation with countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, politics in the Near East and Central Asia, military industrial sector.

Angelika Pobedonostseva-Kaya

Doctor of History, former officer of the Belarusian Embassy in Ankara, lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University. Research interests: history, politics and international relations of the Middle East and the Caucasus.

Gennady Korshunov

Ph. D. in Sociology, senior analyst for the Center for New Ideas, former director of the Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Research interests: methodological aspects of the study of the structure and dynamics of mass consciousness, the influence of social mythology on social processes, theory and practice of forecasting of social systems development, media sociology.

Elena Artiomenko-Melyantsova

Bachelor of Social and Political Philosophy (European Humanities University, Lithuania), specialist in information and communication (Belarusian State University), MA in sociology (Belarusian State University). Research interests: public opinion, social contracts (welfare, approval rating of the authorities), geopolitical orientation of the population, technical assistance of the European Union, human capital (education, labor market), migration, demography, media influence on the audience.

Alexander Pionov

MA in Education, doctoral student at Black Canyon University. Research interests: educational policy, pedagogy, academic culture.

Vladislav Ivanov

Political scientist, Doctor of Sociolinguistics, associate professor at the Department of Social Sciences of the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania), head of the Center for Gender Studies at the European Humanities University. Research interests: political science, gender studies, lesbian and gay studies, sociolinguistics, political philosophy.

Alexander Shramko

Orthodox priest, representative of the Christian Vision task team. Research interests: Christian denominations, Church and society, human rights, everyday life of the Church.

Oleg Monastyrsky-Severny

Surgical cardiologist, Candidate of Medical Science. Research interests: health care policy, social issues in health care.

Maxim Zhbankov

Ph. D. in Philosophy, expert in culture studies, journalist, film analyst, author of “No Style. Belarusian Culture between Woodstock and Dažynkiand “SloMo” books. Research interests: transformation of post-Soviet culture, cinema, industry of culture.

Natalia Ryabova

Sociologist, philosopher, MA in Business Administration, head of the School of Young Managers in Public Administration (SYMPA), which hosts the Belarusian Institute for Public Administration Reform and Transformation (BIPART). Academic interests: public administration, e-government, social psychology.

Dmitry Kruk

MA in Economics, senior researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre (BEROC, Kyiv, Ukraine). Academic interests: economic growth, monetary policy, financial and credit systems, transitional economies.

Vadim Iosub

Senior financial analyst for Belorusy i Rynok newspaper. Expert in methods of analysis in financial markets and trust management of investment portfolios in the stock market.

Vadim Sekhovich

Economic analyst, co-founder and special projects editor of Ejednevnik ( in 2000–2010, economics editor at Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta in 1990–2000. Author of research on the history of entrepreneurship in Belarus in the 19th and 20th centuries. Research interests: economics, private business and investments.

Alexander Avtushko-Sikorski

MA in Political Science (European Humanities University, Lithuania; Central European University, Hungary), analyst for the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (Lithuania). Research interests: democratization of autocratic regimes, political economy of oil and gas, political economy of autocratic regimes, institutional transformations, economic regulation systems.

Yegor Lebedok

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences in laser physics, military observer. Former employee of the Optics, Optoelectronics and Laser Technology State Scientific Production Association of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Member of the Smolevichi District Council of the 26th convocation in 2010–2014.

Arrested in June 2022, political prisoner.