Letter From the EditorsVictory Day 2015: More Than the Usual Pomp Amid Not Quite the Usual Circumstances FEATURED NEWS STORIES Russia Marks 70th Anniversary of WWII Victory Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits Russia, CIS THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Chechnya Will Moscow Allow Polygamy in Chechnya?Bovt: Getting Chechnya to Fully Comply with Russian Laws More Difficult Than […]
Letter From the EditorsKnow Thy Enemy (and Thy Friend): Recovery, Détente and Protection in Russia and the CIS FEATURED NEWS STORIES Ukraine Grapples With Growing Economic Woes Is There Hope for Common Russian-U.S. Agenda? THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Politics Empty SeatsYunanov/Davydov: Victory Day Parade Intended to Showcase Russia’s Power, Independence The ‘President’ Agenda: How Putin Will […]
Letter From the EditorsPutin Gets Personal; Ukraine Travels Back to the 1990s; and Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin Breaks Up Hunger Strikes FEATURED NEWS STORIES Putin Hosts Annual Call-In Show High-Profile Murders Shake Up Kiev Russia Lifts Ban on S-300 Supplies to Iran THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Politics Russia’s Embezzlement Problem Is Out of ControlGolts: Russian Officials’ […]
Letter From the EditorsControversy, Intrigue, Skepticism in the Former Soviet Union FEATURED NEWS STORIES New Controversy, Tensions in Ukraine Iran Accepts Restrictions on Nuclear Program THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION State and Law Forty Days: Nemtsov Case Closed, but Questions Still OpenStanovaya: Investigative Intrigues Delaying Closure Of Nemtsov Murder Case Military Affairs Military Spending in Russia: Funding […]
GEOPOLITICS AND SECURITY Strategic Defense Systems to Deter Armed Aggression O. Yu. Aksyonov, Yu.N. Tretyakov, Ye.N. Filin Prospects for International Cooperation in Missile Attack Warning System OperationV.A. Anikin, V.A. Saranchenkov, V.V. Tryokin Basic Conceptual Approaches to the U.S. and Russian Strategic ABM SystemsO.I. Antsupov, A.S. Zhikharev MILITARY ART Hybrid Operations: A New Type of WarfareV.A. […]
The authors offer a comparative analysis of the approaches taken in Russia (U.S.S.R.) and the United States to the deployment of their strategic antiballistic missile defense systems, and survey the major stages of ABM system development. They show the influence the U.S. military doctrine has exercised on the formation of the country’s ABM defense and its intention to take advantage of the new world order to use its ABM system for a different purpose instead – delivering a first nuclear missile strike with impunity.
Letter From the EditorsOut-of-the-Box Solutions: Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Beyond FEATURED NEWS STORIES Hope of Political Solution in Ukraine? Are Iran Nuclear Talks Linked to Yemen War? How Carefully Do You Read the CDRP? THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Politics US against Them: Russia’s Frightening New CultKuznetsov: State Rewards Those Who Espouse Its Creed, Brands as Heretics […]
Letter From the EditorsOligarch vs. Oligarch – the End of the Year of Kolomoisky FEATURED NEWS STORIES Oligarch Kolomoisky Steps Down as Governor THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Politics Putin’s Love Affair with Europe’s Far RightMalgin: Putin Creating a Comintern-Like Organization of Radical Groups in Europe State and Law At LoggerheadsConstitutional Court Chairman, Lawyer Exchange Opposing Views […]
Letter From the EditorsKremlin Crows About Crimea Crusade FEATURED NEWS STORIES Ukraine Conflict Shows No Sign of Abating Russia Marks Anniversary of Crimean Accession THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION Politics Rumors Swirl in Moscow, but Kremlin Is SilentBovt: Clashing Nemtsov Murder Theories Obscuring Truth, Delaying Justice KADYROV, Kadyrov, FSB at War after Memtsov DeathFrolov: Alleged Kadyrov Conspiracy […]
During this investigation, the authors visited some villagers in Zhangbi Village and learned that the heads of the Buddha and Bodhisattva from the lower niche to the west on the boulder were stolen, and their whereabouts are unknown. The authors acquired from the villagers two photographs of the cliff sculptures taken before their heads were stolen, which show their original state. A discussion of the time of the carving, style and motifs of the Dafoshan cliff sculptures, and of the southward migration of the Yungang style indicated by the sculptures, follows.