Ruslan Pukhov is a prominent Russian defense analyst and the co-founder and director of the Moscow-based think tank Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. Mr. Pukhov is a frequent contributor to Western media outlets due to his subject-matter expertise, combined with his foreign language skills. Pukhov is a member of the Public Council under the Russian Defense Ministry.
|Born||Ruslan Nikolaevich Pukhov
|Residence||Moscow, Russian Federation|
|Occupation||Russian defense specialist and business owner|
Early Life and Education
Ruslan Nikolaevich Pukhov was born in the Moscow municipality of Elektrostal in 1972. Pukhov graduated from the School of International Information of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations MGIMO 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 and served as an intern at the Russian Embassy in Paris. In 1996-1997 he was a researcher on the Conventional Arms Project of the Center for Policy Studies in Russia. Pukhov is fluent in Russian, French, and English.
In 1997, alongside Konstantin Makienko, Pukhov founded the Centre for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST). CAST is a private think tank that conducts research on issues of Russian defense and security, with a specific focus on Russia defense industry and the arms trade. As director of the centre, Pukhov is a central figure in the group's various commercial enterprises: full-length book publishing, periodical publishing, contract consulting, and various information services. Pukhow has overseen and introduced the release of three defense journals and digests since founding CAST: Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal (Журнал «Экспорт вооружений»)(1997), the centre's principal publication and largest subscription product, is a bi-monthly Russian-language journal covering Russian arms trade issues; Periscope, an "early bird" style daily digest of defense and arms trade news compiled from Russian and foreign media sources and government reports; and the Moscow Defense Brief, an English-language journal written for overseas audiences, covering developments and trends within international relations, the Russian defense industry, the arms trade, the Russian armed forces, and global security.
Mr. Pukhov is the editor or co-editor of the following books:
- The Tanks of August (2009), a collection of essays on the 2008 Georgian Conflict.
- Чужие войны (Foreign Wars) (2012), a collection of 11 articles on various high-profile, but small-scale conflicts around the globe.
Mr. Pukhov is a contributing author to the following books:
- Военно-техническое сотрудничество России с зарубежными государствами: анализ рынков (Military-Technical Cooperation between Russia and Foreign Governments: A Market Study (2008)
Pukhov is the author of numerous research articles on the international arms trade and conventional military sales, with specific expertise on the defense industries of Russia and France, an.
In 2007 Ruslan Pukhov received the "Golden Idea" Award from the Russian Federation Federal Service for Military-technical Cooperation, for the creation and growth of the arms export journal Eksport Vooruzheniy. The award was given for excellence in the category of "Information support of arms exports."
In the Press
Pukhov has also given many interviews on defense matters for major media sources such as United Press International, RIA Novosti, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, RT, CNN, Reuters., and others.
- Centre for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies
- Eksport Vooruzheniy (Arms Exports)
- Moscow Defense Brief
- Valdai Club
- Russia confirms Iran missile contract Moscow News 2009-03-19
- About CAST: Ruslan Pukhov, CAST Director Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies
- http://cast.ru/eng/about/ CAST homepage (English)
- Analyst: Iran likely to get air defenses United Press International 2008-11-01
- Russia has not delivered S-300 missile systems to Iran - source RIA Novosti 2009-03-19
- Russia develops new arms procurement program for 2011-2020
- ANALYSIS-Russian army shaken by post-Georgia reform plan Reuters 2008-10-17