The Electronic Repository for Russian Historical Statistics is an initiative of Gijs Kessler and Andrei Markevich.
Gijs Kessler is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History (IISH, Amsterdam).
Andrei Markevich is an Associate Professor at the New Economic School (NES, Moscow).
Concept, operationalisation and implementation of the Electronic Repository for Russian Historical Statistics are the sole responsability of Gijs Kessler and Andrei Markevich. Data were gathered and compiled under their supervision and co-ordination by a team of researchers based in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 2010-2014.
Work on the Electronic Repository for Russian Historical Statistics grew from a long-standing co-operation between Gijs Kessler and Andrei Markevich in research and education. They are founding members of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies in History, Economy and Society, which functioned as the operational hub of the project.