Claudia Jensen is Affiliate Instructor at the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Washington. She is author of Musical Cultures in Seventeenth-Century Russia and editor (with Miloš Velimirović) of Nikolai Findeizen's History of Music in Russia from Antiquity to 1800, volumes 1 and 2. Ingrid Maier is Professor Emerita of Russian at the Department of Modern Languages, Uppsala University. She has published several monographs on modern and historical Russian linguistics, Russian cultural history, and Russian translations of 17th-century newspapers, including editions of these translations (Vesti-Kuranty). Stepan Shamin is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is author (in Russian) of Foreign "Pamphlets" and "Curiosities" in Russia from the 16th to the Beginning of the 18th Centuries and Seventeenth-Century Kuranty. Daniel C. Waugh is Professor Emeritus of History, International Studies, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington. He is author of The Great Turkes Defiance and (in Russian) of History of a Book: Viatka and "Non-modernity" in Russian Culture in the Era of Peter the Great.