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Charles Bausman contact author
Founder
Charles is the editor and publisher of Russia Insider. He has worked in finance and investments in Russia since the early 1990s, specializing since 2009 in large-scale investments in agriculture. He has an MBA in finance from Columbia University, and a degree in history from Wesleyan University. He speaks Russian and German. He lives in Moscow.
 
Riley Waggaman contact author
Deputy Editor
Riley Waggaman is "America's most trusted cub reporter," according to Vanity Fair. He has written for The Huffington Post, CounterPunch, The Washington Times, True/Slant (the predecessor to Forbe's blogging platform) and ThinkProgress. He is a former editor of Wonkette.com. He claims that he lives in Moscow because “that's where The New York Times says the bad people are.” He is from Santa Monica, California, USA, but has lived and worked in various corners of the United States and Europe.
David Curry contact author
Director of Operations and Human Resources
David is an independent filmmaker and entrepreneur from Hollywood, California, USA who is currently living in Sergeev Possad, a town outside Moscow, shooting his upcoming documentary film, titled: RU Serious. David is originally from Cooperstown, New York, “the home of baseball” and aspires to found the first Baseball League for youth in Russia’s history. He is a veteran of the US Army and served as a combat medic in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He is a lifetime member of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and an expert in Ancient Christian Theology.  
Here is a short video news story that appeared about him on the local TV station where he lives about an hour outside Moscow.
 
Anna Lutskova de Bacci contact author
Social Media Manager
Anna is from Moscow, Russia, lived 5 years in Montenegro. She studies Business Administration at Moscow University Touro. Fluent in English and Serbian. Likes to write poetry and short stories.

Alexey Pankin contact author
Editor of Russia-Insider.com/ru, media critic, op-ed editor.
Started his career in Soviet times as a researcher of the US media at the Institute of US&Canadian Studies. In the 1990-s served as coordinator of EU and OSCE media monitoring missions during national elections in post-communist countries. Was editor and publisher of the Russian-European journalism review Sreda.

Founding editor of op-ed page at Izvestia daily. Founded regional press syndicate for RIA Novosti news agency. His columns appeared in leading Russian and foreign newspapers ranging from Izvestia, Vedomosti and Komsomolskay Pravda to the Financial Times, Independent, International Herald Tribune, Die Welt and Die Zeit. For nearly 15 years was a guest media watcher for the Moscow Times.

 
Kristina Bausman contact author
Legal and accounting
Kristina has two degrees: Municipal administration (State Tomsk University) and Law (Moscow Financial Law Academy)