Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky graduated with degrees in graphic design from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts, where they studied under Alexander Tarbeev. They worked as graphic and type designers for several years before founding CSTM Fonts (and, in 2016, type.today, a Cyrillic font distributor). Olga Pankova joined the company in 2015. CSTM Fonts is the first Russian foundry to become part of Type Network. All CTSM Fonts typefaces support Cyrillic and Latin extended alphabets.