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Dmitry Gorenburg 12 Jun 2012
  For months, I’ve been arguing that the Russian military does not actually have the one million soldiers that it officially lists as serving in its ranks. A recent article by Aleksei Nikolskii in Vedomosti confirms my argument with official statistics. Nikolskii cites an official report by Nikolai Pankov, the MOD State Secretary, to Defense Minister Anatoly Serdiukov. According to...
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Dmitry Gorenburg 05 Jun 2012
  I just came across an article that reports the results of a survey of Russian soldiers, primarily junior officers. Unfortunately, the text is only available to subscribers. Here’s the citation for those with access to the right databases: СУРКОВА И.Ю. Удовлетворенность воинской службой в российской армии: факторы и прогнозы, Социологические исследования, 2012, #3. First,...
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Harris Mylonas 01 Jun 2012
(Wilson Center) The populist backlash against austerity measures may force Greece to abandon the euro, sparking contagion in other parts of Europe. Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., PONARS Eurasia member Harris Mylonas examines the influence of local politics on economic reforms. Click here to watch (Wilson Center website).
PONARS Eurasia 30 May 2012
(Announcement) Keep up with all forthcoming PONARS Eurasia blogs and news on our recently debuted Twitter and Facebook sites.Follow PONARS Eurasia on Twitter at @ponarseurasia.Like PONARS Eurasia on Facebook.
Cory Welt 01 May 2012
(CAP) The U.S. Congress in the coming months will consider whether to grant “permanent normal trade relations” with Russia as part of Russia’s pending accession to the World Trade Organization. Russian membership in the organization is a foregone conclusion, but U.S. trade relations with Russia would suffer if Congress balks at granting normal trade relations to Moscow once Russia joins the...
PONARS Eurasia 19 Apr 2012
  (Announcement) Two decades and over five hundred scholarly issues later, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Demokratization, is enjoying a new beginning at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University. The first issue, "Twenty Years Since the Collapse of the USSR: What Have We Learned?", ...