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# 3 (53), 2016 Moscow Defense Brief

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.

Dmitry Kornev (born 1969 in Tomsk) graduated from the Sociology Department of Tomsk State University in 1993. In 2009 he became the editor-in-chief of http://militaryrussia.ru, a popular Russian blog about the latest Soviet and Russian military hardware. The blog offers a wealth of information in such areas as short and medium-range missile systems, missile defense systems, nuclear deepwater submersibles, etc.

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.

Yuriy Lyamin born 1982 in Irkutsk. Graduated from the Russian and International Law faculty of the Baikal State University of Economics and Law. Author of several articles on the armed forces and armed conflicts in the Middle East. Currently works for the Armament Research Services company.

Denis Mokrushin is an independent Russian military observer, ex-military, and a veteran of the war in Chechnya.

Natalya Pechorina is an observer working for RIA-Novsoti (Ukraine) news agency since 2014. She was the editor of the news bulletin “Ukrinform: Defense Industry and Aerospace News”. In 2000-2002 she was a news reporter with UNIAN, another Ukrainian news agency.

Ruslan Pukhov is director of the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) since 1997. In 1996 he graduated from the School of International Information of MGIMO University under the Russian Foreign Ministry. In 1996-1997 — postgraduate student of the French-Russian Master d Etudes Internationales Sciences Po — MGIMO. In 1996-1997 — researcher for the Conventional Arms Project of the Center for Policy Studies in Russia (PIR Center). Since 2007 Member of the Public Advisory Board of the Russian Defense Ministry.

Aleksey Ramm. Observer for the Voyenno-Promyshlennyy Kuryer newspaper. Graduated from the Military University. Served in various capacities in the Siberian Military District before being appointed group lead in the MoD secretariat. Became a military observer after retirement from military service. Author of numerous articles about the development of the Russian Armed Forces. Covered the fighting in southeastern Ukraine as a military reporter.

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