Vitaly Shlykov

Chairman, Commission on Security Policy and Evaluation of Defense legislation, Public Council of the RF Ministry of Defense (since 2007) founding member of the non-governmen­tal Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.


Previous positions: served in the military intelligence of the Soviet General Staff (GRU) (1958-1988); Deputy Chairman of the State Committee on Defense of the Russian Federation in the rank of Deputy Minister in the Russian government (1990-1992); Advisor to the President of the United Heavy Machinery Corporation, Russia’s largest engineering company and a significant weapons producer (2001-2004).


Research interests: defense economy and military policy.


Author of numerous books and articles on these subjects, including publications in English“The Crisis in the Russian Economy.” Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. April 1994;“The Soviet System of Mobilization Preparedness,”“The Structural Militarization of the Soviet Economy: The Unknown Phenomenon,”chapters in“The Anatomy of Russian Defense Conversion.”Vlad E. Genin, General Editor. Foreword by William J. Perry. Vega Press, Walnut Creek, CA, 2001;“The Economics of Defense in Russia and the Legacy of Structural Militarization,“ chapter in Miller, Steven E. and Dmitri Trenin. The Russian Military: Power and Policy. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2004.