Sometime today, this blog will hit 200,000 page views. I started it in the fall of 2009 as a way of making myself stay abreast of what was happening with the Russian military. I certainly didn’t expect that the topic would be of interest to a large audience, given that Russia and the FSU seemed to be becoming less and less significant to US military planners. So needless to say, I’ve been quite gratified by the interest in the topic in general and in my commentary in particular. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to every one who has read, commented, and/or shared my blog. While I started the blog without the expectation of a large readership, I’m not sure it would have lasted this long without the interest and especially the feedback.