Ruslan Pukhov

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Ruslan Pukhov is a prominent[1] Russian defense analyst and director of the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.[1][2]


Pukhov graduated from the School of International Information of MGIMO University under the Russian Foreign Ministry in 1996. In 1996-1997 he was a post-graduate student at the Franco-Russian Master d'Etudes Internationales Sciences Po. In 1996-1997 he was a researcher on the Conventional Arms Project of the Center for Policy Studies in Russia. He is the author of a number of research articles on the conventional arms trade and the defense industries of Russia and France.[2]

Pukhov has given many interviews on defense matters for major media sources such as United Press International,[3] RIA Novosti,[4] Nezavisimaya Gazeta[5] and Reuters.[6]