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Creators of the project

Vsevolod Batischev


Vsevolod, a passionate clockwork enthusiast, created escape rooms. After losing his business during the pandemic in 2020, he decided to write a book on how to revive civilization if it were to collapse.

Timur Kadyrov


Timur is a world traveler and active member of the Burner community. As a serial entrepreneur, he believes in making a living through self-expression, art, and creation.

Researchers and Experts

Lewis Dartnell

Scientific and Technical Expert

Another powerful scientific mind supporting The Book stories. Researcher at the University of Westminster, London, and anaward-winning science writer.

Vadim Kulikov

Chief Researcher

Vadim, our schematic and cross-section expert, simplifies complex concepts with ease. As part of our team of 13 researchers, he forms the scientific foundation of The Book. His unique approach combines the expertise of a competent adult with the curiosity of a child.

Boris Ryabov


Boris is a steam healer, educator, VC, entrepreneur, and father of 4 children. His passion lies in bridging tradition and contemporary through social art.

Margarita Fedorova

Human and Social Expert

Our team member is a journalist, screenwriter, multimedia special project author, and an expert on social aspects and self-development topics.

Sergey Adonin

Scientific expert

Scientific expert, leading researcher at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry.

Aleksey Payevskiy

Medical and Chemical expert

Medical and chemical expert, science journalist, lecturer, popularizer of science, board member of the Russian Chemical Society of Mendeleev.

Bogdan Kravtsov

Secret adviser

Bogdan is an artist and a thinker of the 20th–21st centuries. He runs an art project, produces music and helps businesses to make decisions. And also he loves to invent games, puzzles and quests.


Lev Kaplan

Main Illustrator

Lev is a master illustrator and the creative leader of our talented team at The Book. With a diverse background in architecture, advertising, and art, he brings a wealth of creativity and experience. Lev also shares his expertise by teaching illustration and watercolor painting at Kunstfabrik Art School in Vienna.

Oksana Alexeevskaya


Oksana is a passionate artist focused on art and storytelling. Her work encompasses illustrations for product design, city view postcards, portraits, and intricate family tree compositions. Her creativity is evident in every project she undertakes.

Tatyana Konokhova


Tatyana is a versatile artist and illustrator known for her work with oil paints, ink, and watercolor. She's created illustrations for Tarot cards, books, album covers, and more. Her art explores themes of philosophy, psychology, mysticism, and beauty. She is also a composer and pianist.

Irina Vinnik


Irina, originally aspiring to be a botanist, discovered her talent for digital drawing. Her style combines old master techniques, heraldic design, and intricate ornamentation. She values the beauty in every detail and works with paper, ink, and watercolor to create her art.

Marina Rudko


Marina is a successful creative professional known for her work in book illustration, textile design, and game design. She teaches vector graphics at Fungi Studio and is a proud mother.

Gleb Konsulov


Gleb is an architect, a graphic artist, a book illustrator, a concept artist and a designer. He’s also a member of the National Union of Architects.

Olga Khodchenko


Since childhood, Olga has been surrounded by creativity, charming pictures of grandparents in various museums of her hometown of Kiev, sculptures of her great-grandfather, the smell of oil and turpentine. She graduated from two art schools and has a complete art education.

Marina Kupkina


Marina is a graphic artist, scientist and art teacher. She works with illustrations for private collector’s editions, participates in exhibitions, competitions, congresses of printing graphics in Ukraine and Europe and possesses many international awards in the professional field.

Yaroslava Bogorodskaya


Yaroslava is an illustrator with a unique style and background in energetic design. She has illustrated 2 books and actively collaborates with the Alien Ugo community, creating posters for events, album covers, and collaborating with musicians. Her designs are also featured in the decorations of the Mangup Tales Festival.

Sergey Vorobyev


Sergey is a foundry engineer and independent artist. Moreover, he is a packaging designer, a shoe designer, a creator of socially oriented cartoons for children, a game designer, a jewelry artist, an architect and actor, a historical reenactor, an illustrator of children's books and an animator.

Victor Zaburdayev

Layout Designer

Victor is an art director of our board games publishing company Cosmodrome Games who designs all the spreadsheets of our book. He says he’s always trying to find balance between his love of triathlons and sleep.

Editors and Copywriters

Maria Mernova

Editor-in-Chief (Russian texts)

Maria is an accomplished journalist and executive editor at Vokrug Sveta magazine. Passionate about clear expression, she leads a team of 12 expert copywriters and has made a significant impact in the media industry with her expertise in popular science, geography, and cross-cultural topics.

Sergey Apresov


The voice behind The Book narration. Journalist, writer, science communicator, TV host.

Dmitriy Mamontov

Science Editor

Scientific expert and editor of the Polytechnic Museum.

Taylor Margvelashvili

Editor (English texts)

Taylor is a translator, journalist and xenolinguist. She specializes in speculative sci-fi, LitRPG and constructed languages and wants to be the official interpreter to the aliens when we makefirst contact.

Eddie Cruz

Editor (English texts)

Eddie has worked in the publishing industry for 25 years, wearing hats in everything from typesetting to quality control to developmental editing. He was desperate to join The Book crew at first contact. Now he wants to live in an alternate universe.

Aleksandra Markevich


Sasha likes to meticulously look for small details and to find out unexpected insights for texts, constantly travels and doesn’t really like her profession as an international economist.

Dina Apparatova

Сopywriter, editor and researcher

By using her creativity, ability to write simply about the most difficult things and skills to combine undeniable logic and humor she helps people to write books of all kinds.

Elena Suvorova


Elena is a traveling copywriter, story-teller, story-finder and story-maker.

Administrative group

Oksana Gesina

Project Manager

Oksana is the voice of reason within the Book team. Worked on complex projects in retail, oil and gas, diamond mining, banking. Led IT strategic projects for integrated teams in the largest Russian telecom company.

Anna Borodina

Project Manager

Anna is responsible for the production process of the book. She coordinates between the illustrations and texts, organizes meetings, communicates with the logistic and printing partners and plays the role of main customer support specialist.