Andrej Broido, Ph.L., began taking notes of folk songs while attending Moscow High School #2 for Physics and Math. He studied mathematics and linguistics at Moscow State University, and collected folk poetry while working for the Moscow State University Geology Department, Aerogeological Expedition (which boasts songwriter Vladimir Turiyansky as one of its long-time employees), Moscow Math School #57, and other institutions. His contributions to Boyan collections consist of elegies, ballads, and soldiers' and students' folklore. He also wrote some 40 poems of his own. Currently Andrej is publishing Russians' Poetic Speech collections in Russia and the US.
Yakov Broido, M.Sc., started his collection of Russian folklore in the army. His contributions include numerous observations of modern soldier, student and rural folk poetry done in 1987-1992, during his army service and subsequent ethnographic studies at Moscow State University. Currently Yakov is studying in Jerusalem.