Zuzanna Bogumił (PhD) is Assistant Professor at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. Her research to date has dealt with religious conflicts in Ukraine, Russian memory of twentieth-century Soviet repressions, as well as the symbolic meanings of historical exhibitions in Central and Eastern Europe. She is currently interested in the religious dimension of memory in Poland and Russia. She is the author of Pamięć Gułagu (Memory of the Gulag) (2012), and the lead author of Enemy on Display: The Second World War in Eastern European Museums (2015). She has also published in Europe-Asia Studies, East European Politics and Societies, Neprikosnovenniy Zapas, Kultura i Społeczeństwo, Studia Religiologica, Polish Sociological Review. email: zbogumil[at]

Ekaterina V. Klimenko received her Candidate of Sciences degree in Cultural Studies from the Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts in 2009. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests include ethnicity and nationalism; nation-building and national identity; symbolic politics and political use of memory. Her research findings have been published in a number of recognized academic journals and presented at a variety of academic conferences. In 2016, she was a Wayne S. Vucinich fellow at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University. email: ekavlaklimenko[at]

 Elena V. Kucheryavaya is a post-doc researcher at Maria Grzegorzewska University. Kucheryavaya’s research interests include international relations and international comparative research, democracy and civil society development, Polish-Russian cooperation, and media and public opinion studies. She is the author of: The Role of NGOs in the Development of Societies (forthcoming), Problems of Intersectoral Cooperation in Russia (forthcoming.  She has published in the Polish Political Science Yearbook, European Review, and Science and Education in Contemporary World.

Marta Łukaszewicz (PhD) is a literary scholar with specialization in the Russian literature, working as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Russian Studies, University of Warsaw. Her main research interest is the literary work of Nikolai Leskov examined in the context of religious and social situation in the 19th-century Russia. She also explores the contemporary Russian literature and culture in their dialogue with Christian values and the 20th-century history of Russian Orthodox Church, in particular the New Martyrdom. She has published in Russian Literature, Studia Religiologica, Zeitschrift fur Slawistik, Slavia Orientalis etc. email:

 Tatiana Y. Voronina (PhD), historian, book review editor in the international bilingual (Russian/English) peer-reviewed journal of social sciences Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. Her research interests focus on memory studies, oral history, social history of the late USSR,  the Siege of Leningrad, socialist realism, Soviet literature, and religious studies. She is the author of Помнить по нашему: блокада Ленинграда и соцреалистический историзм [Remembering, the Russian way: Socialist historicism and the Siege of Leningrad] (forthcoming).  email:

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