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Tuesday 26 Jan 2021

09.00-
Opening words, MajGen Jari Kallio, Rector of the FNDU

09.10-09.45
KEYNOTE 1: Kristin Ven Bruusgard (University of Oslo): Russian Concept of Deterrence

Morning session: Deterrence
09.45-10.45 
1. Pentti Forsström (FNDU): On the Development of the Russian Deterrence (tbc).
1. Stephan De Spiegeleire (HCSS): On Methodological Approaches to Research of Deterrence (tbc).

10.45 -11.15
Discussion / Q+A

Afternoon session: Russian Classics & Deterrence I
13.00-14.00
1. Gudrun Persson (FOI): Russian Views on Future Wars - the Legacy of A.E. Snesarev
2. Rod Thornton: (Kings College): Soviet Principle of Aktivnost' in Warfare today.

14.00-14.30
Discussion/Q+A

Evening session: Russian Classics & Deterrence I
18.00-19.30
1. Anya Fink (CNA): On the evolution of damage in Russian military thought (tbc).
2. Lester W. Grau (FMSO): Continuities of Russian Military Thought, Military Reform and Military Strategy.
3. Edward Geist (RAND): Before Sderzhivanie: Soviet nuclear Strategy and its Legacy.

19.30-20.00
Discussion / Q+A

Tuesday 2 Feb 2021

09.00-
Opening words, Prof Hannu Kari, Research Director NDU

Morning session: Russian Classics & Deterrence II
09.10-09.45
KEYNOTE 2: Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou (FHS)

09.45-11.15
1. Aleksei A. Kilichenkov (RSUH): Tank Forces of the Red Army in the 1930s - The first attempt to Create a Tool of Deterrence.
2. Daivis Petraitis (MOD, Lit): Centralized Military Approach (Russian General Staff) as a recent Russian Military Philosophy.
3. Stephan De Spiegeleire (HCSS): Dissecting Russian Deliberations and Demonstrations of Deterrence.

11.15-11.45
Discussion / Q+A

Evening session: Deterrence & Russian Classics II
17.00-18.00
1. Michael Kofman (CNA): The Ogarkov Period: Soviet Origins of Russian Views on Deterrence.
2. Clint Reach (RAND): Russian Views of COFM (assessed correlations of forces and means) and Nuclear Deterrence.

18.00-18.30
Discussion / Q+A

18.30-18.45
End of the Seminar, Closing words, Col Petteri Kajanmaa, Chief of the Department of Warfare