New media interviews in the New Year


5 January 2012

​Voice of America has caught me unprepared with questions about the Russian line in the conflict around Syria, and a Russian business-oriented Internet/radio journal interrogated me about the results and prospects of the military reform.

​The interview with the VoA is accessible here (, and I was very critical about the plan to send the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov from the Northern Fleet with a 'friendly visit' to Syria, which constitutes a serious interference in the on-going civil war.

The interview with the is accessible here (, and I focused particularly on the conflict between Defense Minister Serdyukov and the corporations of the defense industry. The appointment of Dmitry Rogozing as a deputy prime minister in charge of the military-industrial complex will hardly help in mitigating this conflict.