Our Authors & Contributors


Jafe Arnold is a translator, traveler, and the founding Editor-in-Chief of PRAV Publishing. Arnold obtained his BA in European Culture from the University of Wrocław, his Research Master’s in Religious Studies and Western Esotericism from the University of Amsterdam, and is currently researching in Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. Arnold is a Junior Associate Scholar of the International Institute for Hermeneutics. Alongside PRAV, he is the founding curator of Eurasianist Internet Archive and the blog Continental-Conscious


Lucas Griffin is an academic copy editor and independent researcher. He studies European Culture at the University of Wrocław and is PRAV Publishing‘s resident copy editor. 


Boris Nad is a Serbian Traditionalist philosopher and the author of more than a dozen books of diverse genres. Born in Vinkovci, Slavonia and graduated from the University of Belgrade, since 1994 Nad has authored extensively on matters spiritual and geopolitical. Nad hosts the blog Arktogeja and writes regularly for the Serbian publications Pečat and Novi Standard as well as various international media. In addition, Nad is a member of the Eurasian Artists Association and a contributor to the conceptual-music project T.S.I.D.M.Z. He lives outside of Belgrade, Serbia. PRAV Publishing has published the first volume of his selected works in English, The Reawakening of Myth


Galina De Roeck was born in Bihać, Yugoslavia in 1938 to Russian émigré parents and grew up in Belgrade, Germany, Morocco, and Australia. She received her BA at Sydney University and her PhD in Comparative Literature at City University of New York. She has taught at St. Peter’s College, Rutgers University, Michigan State University, and the University of Arizona. In addition to her work in the field of literary criticism, Galina De Roeck has lectured on international affairs in the United States and participated in and led peace delegations to Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. PRAV Publishing has published The Door in the Nightmare: From the Russian Revolution to Pax Americana, her tell-all memoir of a life lived through war and peace.


Richard Rudgley is an Oxford-educated anthropologist, scholar of prehistory and religion, and documentary filmmaker. He is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books, such as The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society (also published as Essential Substances: A Cultural History of Intoxicants in Society), Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age (made into the television series “Secrets of the Stone Age”), The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Substances, and The Return of Odin: The Modern Renaissance of the Pagan Imagination. Rudgley contributed the foreword to Polemos: The Dawn of Pagan Traditionalism and is a correspondent of PRAV Publishing


Leonid Savin is a Russian philosopher, geopolitician, and the administrative head of the International Eurasian Movement. He is the founding editor-in-chief of Geopolitica.ru and the Journal of Eurasian Affairs, and serves on the Military Scientific Committee of the Russian Ministry of Defense. He also serves as the director of the Russian Foundation for Monitoring and Forecasting Development for Cultural-Territorial Spaces. Savin is the author of numerous books published in Russian, Spanish, Serbian, Italian, Farsi, and English, such as Ordo Pluriversalis: The End of Pax Americana and the Rise of Multipolarity. Savin is a contributor to PRAV Publishing’s Foundations of Eurasianism series. 


Roman Shizhensky is a research fellow at the Institute for the Humanities of Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, where he is a participant in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100. Shizhensky was formerly the founding head of the “New Religious Movements in Contemporary Russia and Europe” research laboratory of Kozma Minin State Pedagogical University of Nizhny Novgorod, where he acquired his doctorate in Historical Sciences and went on to become Associate Professor. He is the author of numerous academic studies and the founding editor-in-chief of the specialist journal on modern paganism, Colloquium Heptaplomeres. Shizhensky has served on the Council for Conducting State Religious-Studies Expert Analysis under the Russian Ministry of Justice for the Nizhny Novgorod region, and is now an expert of the Center for the Prevention of Religious and Ethnic Extremism in Educational Institutions of the Russian Federation. In addition, he is a contributing expert to the Foundation for Traditional Religions media resource. PRAV Publishing has published the first English-language volume of his selected studies, Slavic Paganism Today: Between Ideas and Practice.


John Stachelski is the Co-Editor and Co-Translator of PRAV Publishing’s Foundations of Eurasianism series. He holds a BA in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Illinois Chicago and obtained his MA in Philosophy at Yale University, where he is a PhD candidate. In addition to academia, Stachelski has worked as a translator and editor for major Russian media. 


Askr Svarte (Evgeny Nechkasov) is a Russian Traditionalist philosopher and pagan activist, the founding head of the Svarte Aske community and since 2019 an editor of the Foundation for Traditional Religions media resource. Descended from Bessarabian Germans exiled to Siberia in the early 20th century, since 2009 he has been a practicing pagan in the Germanic-Scandinavian tradition and an active voice in the rebirth of paganism in Russia and Europe. In addition to delivering numerous public and academic lectures, Nechkasov is the founding editor of the journal Warha and since 2017 has been a featured guest in Russian media as an expert and defender of paganism. He is the author of numerous works in Russian and English, such as Gap: At the Left Hand of Odin (Fall of Man Press, 2019) and Gods in the Abyss: Essays on Heidegger, the Germanic Logos, and the Germanic Myth (Arktos, 2020). He lives in Novosibirsk, Russia. PRAV Publishing has published his two-volume milestone work, Polemos: The Dawn of Pagan Traditionalism and Polemos II: Pagan Perspectives.