MCIS 2014 photos and tank maneuver videos

I’ll have a wrap-up post on the MCIS tomorrow. In the meantime, a few photos, courtesy of Ruslan Pukhov from the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies and from the MOD Press Service. Also, if you are interested in Russian tank maneuvers, make sure to scroll to the bottom for some videos I took on the second day of the conference.

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Sergei Shoigu addressing the conference.

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Sergei Lavrov addressing the conference.

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Left to right: myself, Chief of the Russian Navy Viktor Chirkov, and CAST Director Ruslan Pukhov.

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Left to right: myself, Sergei Koshelev (the head of the Defense Ministry’s Chief Administration for International Military Cooperation), Chief of the Russian Navy Viktor Chirkov, chair of the State Duma Committee on Defense Vladimir Komoedov, CAST Director Ruslan Pukhov, and director of the State Duma expert council on defense Boris Usviatsov.

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Panel on Stability in Afghanistan.

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Head of Military Initellgence Igor Sergun.

And here are links to a few videos from the second day of the conference, during which we were taken to Alabino to observe a tank ballet and tank biathlon.

 

2 thoughts on “MCIS 2014 photos and tank maneuver videos

  1. Thanks for sharing. I suspect that the tank biathalon was a clever bit of maskirovka and that the Russian military leadership has come to the firm conclusion that heavy armor will play little role in future war. You probably saw A. Goltz’ commentary on the conference in EJ. It’s worth a read. http://www.ej.ru/?a=note&id=25204

    You might also enjoy a recent Latvian report on Russia’s new form of warfare, where dancing tanks are conspicuously absent.
    http://www.naa.mil.lv/~/media/NAA/AZPC/Publikacijas/PP%2002-2014.ashx

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