We are a group of people who are affiliated with the Center for Citizen Initiatives (please check the History section). Fortunately, we have a wide range of contributors - experts on Russia, professors, Congress members, foreign analysts working in Russia, American CEOs living and working in Russia, former diplomats, tens of thousands of Russians at all levels of society and 30,000 American business and civic leaders who have trained the thousands of Russians brought to the US for training.
Sharon Tennison has worked for 30 years in Russia and the CIS, creating numerous multi-year, multi-million dollar programs to provide training for Soviet and Russian citizens to gain independence and skills designed for self governance. She is founder and President of the Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI). She lives and travels extensively part of the year in Russia.