Moscow Defense Brief

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Sergey Abdulov: born 1978 in Kurgan. Entered Kurgan State University in 1995; graduated with honors in 2001 with a degree in “Multirole Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles”. Took a post-graduate course in 2001-2005; defended a doctoral thesis in “The dynamics of transition processes and the synthesis of hydromechanical transmission gear control systems in transport vehicles”. Joined the Special Machinery Design Bureau in 2005 as a junior designer-engineer. Currently serves as the company’s Chief Designer. Lecturer at the Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles and Applied Mechanics department of Kurgan State University. Author of more than 20 research papers. Candidate Master of Sports in powerlifting.

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.

Alexandra Dzhordzhevich. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University. Worked as a radio host on the Kommersant FM station (2013-2017), works as a military-industrial complex observer for Kommersant Publishing House (2017 -).

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 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 2003–2004 —1999–2003 programme. A Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) researcher since January 2011.

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