In focus
The Ogarkov Readings conference is dedicated to the memory of Marshal of the Soviet Union Nikolay Ogarkov – the brightest Russian military thinker of the second half of the 20th century who anticipated the concept of Revolution in Military Affairs.


For more than a decade, the Moscow Defense Brief has been on the leading edge of Russian defense, providing readers with a unique perspective from the inside. Our ambition in 2004 was to provide timely and accurate analysis of developments and trends in Russia’s defense policy and industry, tailored to the demands of defense and security professionals in the English-speaking world. The Moscow Defense Brief remains true to this purpose after more than 10 years, and continues to provide unique insight to our subscribers through our location, contacts, expertise, and reputation.
The pulse of Russian defense activity can only be felt and earnestly reported from one location — Moscow. CAST is located in the heart of Russia’s capital and our experts monitor the local stream of defense and industry information, attend important policy and industry events, and measure the intangible metrics of the Russian defense establishment. CAST has an unrivaled network of subject-matter experts from Russia’s defense industry, government, academia, and media. This access allows CAST to provide an unparalleled level of detail on important yet esoteric topics. Over the past decade, this networked position has yielded a body of in-house expertise that allows the Moscow Defense Brief to provide detailed analysis, well beyond aggregation and simple commentary.
The value of the Moscow Defense Brief comes from our stalwart reputation as a professional, unaffiliated, nongovernment think tank. The need for an independent Russian perspective on these matters is even more critical today than when we started due to the growing complexity of international security challenges. The Moscow Defense Brief continues to evolve with the shifting Russian defense scene, yet it is still committed to providing its subscribers with only the highest quality of research and analysis.

Eksport Vooruzheniy (Arms Exports) is Russia’s research journal focusing on defense industry and arms trade issues. The first issue was published by the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) in 1997.

The journal is a bi-monthly. Its subscribers include Russian government agencies and defense industry players, financial institutions, embassies, Russian and foreign research institutions and defense industry experts and journalists.

Eksport Vooruzheniy is published in Russian only. For subscription details and sample articles, please visit the Russian version of our web site. For the English-language audience, we publish the Moscow Defense Brief, a quarterly that includes brief versions of some Eksport Vooruzheniy articles, as well as original pieces.

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