Posts by Dmitry Gorenburg

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 04-11-2014

В Крыму действовали элитные подразделения, и по ним нельзя судить о состоянии армии в целом. «Могут ли обычные вооруженные силы России представлять угрозу НАТО? Я так не думаю. По моему мнению, улучшения еще не достигли такого уровня. Но все может быть впереди», —...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 04-03-2014

Отдавая должное улучшению подготовки и технического оснащения российской армии, зарубежные эксперты призывают не делать преувеличенных выводов: многие подразделения группировки войск в Крыму являются элитными. Старший аналитик американского Центра военно-морского...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 03-13-2014

The crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the importance of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. I’ve written about the fleet in the past, but it may be worthwhile to provide an update, especially...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 03-10-2014

Here’s a useful map of the locations of Ukrainian military bases (as of 2008) and Russian forces located near Ukraine’s borders. It’s drawn from a new Russian...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 03-06-2014

The Russian military analyst Prokhor Tebin has put together a very useful article explaining Crimea’s military significance for Russia. He highlights the Black...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 03-02-2014

I’ve avoided writing anything on the situation in Ukraine, because there’s so much material being written already and I’m not an expert on the Ukrainian military. But I do want to make just a couple of quick points.

1) Russian...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 02-12-2014

During most of the late 20th century, the Arctic region was primarily a zone of military interests, used by both NATO and Soviet strategic forces as bases for their nuclear submarines and as testing grounds for intercontinental ballistic missiles. With the end of...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 02-05-2014

The articles in this special issue of Problems of Post-Communism are written by some of the foremost experts on Russian politics from Russia, the United States, and Europe. PONARS Eurasia members Sufian Zhemukhov and Robert W. Orttung examine how Russia has...

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by Dmitry Gorenburg . 01-17-2014

The most recent issue of the Moscow Defense Brief has an interesting article by Maksim Shepovalenko on "Russian Preparations...

by Dmitry Gorenburg . 12-27-2013

The Russian government promulgated an interesting decree recently. It prohibits the import of foreign goods or work by foreigners for the...

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CNA; Harvard University