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How Does the Kremlin Man the War in Ukraine?

Date & Time

Sep. 12, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET




Three hundred thousand Russian military reserve members were recruited for deployment in less than a month after Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization in September 2022 to bolster Russia’s forces fighting in Ukraine. Olesya Tkacheva, George F. Kennan Fellow and Assistant Professor at Brussels School of Governance-VUB, presented her analysis of this unique dataset to examine the political and economic factors that influenced the Russian mobilization selection process and to discuss what the Kremlin might do differently this year.

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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