The New Russian MoD Has an Interesting Past

Nadin Brzezinski
5 min readMay 17, 2024

Things are emerging on Andrey Belousov, the new Russian Minister of Defense, that makes me wonder. His connections to the West are fascinating, and a week ago might have meant he should be seen as a foreign agent, at least if I read Russian legislation closely.

So, let’s start with the most recent of these. Mind you, Gerhard Schröder has a few amusing ties to Russia. So maybe this is not…

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Nadin Brzezinski

Historian by training. Former day to day reporter. Sometimes a geek who enjoys a good miniatures game. You can find me at CounterSocial, Mastodon and rarely FB