Spectacular events such as the sinking of Russia’s Moskva guided-missile cruiser in mid-April and the months-long battle for Snake Island have placed the Russian Navy at the center of the Russia-Ukraine War. But how does the Russian Navy fight? What would the naval component of a wider war with NATO look like? What are we learning from the naval war in Ukraine? Dr Michael Petersen, Director of the US Naval War College’s Russia Maritime Studies Institute, will discuss the Russian Navy’s warfighting concepts and strategy, its strengths and limitations, and lessons from the naval war in the Black Sea.