Posts by Dmitry Gorenburg

Dmitry Gorenburg 03-13-2012
A few days ago, NVO published a lengthy interview by Viktor Litovkin with General Vladimir Shamanov, the commander of Russia’s airborne troops. Litovkin got answers to some questions that have long been circulating among observers of the Russian military. Maintaining the old organizational structure First of all, he addresses the issue of why the VDV was the only service (other than the strategic nuclear force) to retain a divisional...
Dmitry Gorenburg 03-31-2011
  Earlier this month, the Russian Government surprised many observers by going along with UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which authorized international enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya. Russia was initially expected to veto the resolution. Instead, Russia chose to abstain in order to ensure the protection of civilians, while its ambassador to the United Nations made statements expressing concern about how the resolution would be implemented....
Dmitry Gorenburg 11-23-2010
Originally published in the Atlantic Sentinel -- Even if youngsters in Tatarstan are becoming Islamic, the authorities in this Russian republic have little reason to fear a surge in religious extremism. Persecution of pious Muslims would in fact only spur violence, not prevent it. I recently came across an article that argues that Tatarstan is facing an Islamization scenario akin to what has already occurred in Ingushetia and Dagestan. It reports on a...

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