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# 1 (45), 2015 Moscow Defense Brief

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Mikhail Barabanov. Graduated from the Moscow National University of Culture, then worked for the Moscow City Government. Editor-in-Chief of MDB since 2008. An expert on naval history and armaments.

Vladimir Bruter. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics in 1983 with a degree in Organization of Mechanized Processing of Economic Information. Defended a PhD in 1991. Co-founded the Botna-Plus research center in Kishinev, Moldova, in 1994. In 1997-2002 Botna-Plus held monthly surveys of 50 leading Moldovan politicians, first for Russia’s Nezavisimaya Gazeta daily, and then for the Moldovan journal Banki i Finansy. Bruter is the author of more than 500 academic and current-affairs publications, more than 10 large-scale research projects, and five monographs published in the United States, Russia, and Moldova.

Sergey Denisentsev. Graduated from the Masters program in Geography at Moscow National Univeristy. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences.A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2007.

Vasiliy Kashin, PhD. In 1996 graduated from the Institute of Asian and African Studies (Moscow), then worked for the Russian government bodies. Currently works as a senior research fellow of the Institute of Far East Studies (Moscow). A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2012.MDB project director.

Anton Lavrov. Graduated from the Tver State Technical University. An independent military analyst and one of the most prominent independent Russian researchers of the 2008 Russian-Georgian War.

Andrey Frolov. Graduated with honours degree from the Faculty of Foreign Affairs of Saint Petersburg State University and in 2003 from French-Russian Masters’ School of Political Science and International Relations.In 2003–2004 — researcher at the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR-Center), executive editor ofYaderny Kontrol magazine (in Russian). In 2004 — project manager of Export control system transformation in Russia in 1999–2003 programme. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2011.

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