Editorial Board
The team of contributors is made up of leading Russian and African researchers. It also features representatives of federal executive and legislative authorities of Russia and African countries, as well as interested enterprises and organizations. Representatives of public and non-profit organizations also took part in the work.
Alexey Vasilyev
Honorary president of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2015); Head of the Department of African Studies and Arabic Studies of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (since 2013); President of the Center for Civilization and Regional Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Scientific Council under the Security Council of the Russian Federation; Member of the Scientific Expert Panel under the Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Member of the Foreign Policy Council of the Russian Foreign Ministry; Member of the Scientific Council of the Russian Council on International Affairs; Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on issues of economic, socio-political and cultural development of African countries. Editor-in-Chief of Asia and Africa Today magazine (since 1998); Special Representative of the Russian President on Relations with Heads of African States (2006-2011).
Vladimir Kazimirov
Vladimir promotes cooperation between Russia and Africa within the framework of the Roscongress Foundation activities. He is an expert focused on Russia-Africa relations, a graduate of the African Studies Department, St. Petersburg State University (Languages and cultures of West Africa; Master's degree in Politics and International relations); Head of Regional Division, Roscongress Foundation, responsible for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia.
Evgeny Korendyasov
Russian diplomat with a Ph.D. degree in Economics; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR to Burkina Faso (1987-1991) and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Burkina Faso (1991-1992); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Mali and Niger (1996-2000); Expert at the Russian Council on International Affairs.
Andrey Maslov
Graduate of the African Studies Department, St. Petersburg State University (2000); In 2006 he received the Derzhava Award for his "What Policy in Africa Does Russia Need?" project as the chairperson of the non-profit partnership Rosafroekspertiza (2003-2008). He further gained a wide range of experiences working in Africa for banking and energy ventures.
Vadim Zaytsev
Head of Quality at Intexpertise LLC, Vadim previously worked at a non-profit partnership Rosafroekspertiza (2006-2009) and then as an editor, senior editor, and editor of special projects at Kommersant Publishing House (since 2010); He is in charge of standards and quality management, compliance with the requirements for the analytical data being used in the Report.